Tuesday 22 August 2017

Two men killed and one left seriously injured following three separate crashes overnight

Gardaí investigating three separate car crashes overnight

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A man in his thirties and a man in his twenties were killed in two separate car crashes in the early hours of this morning.

In Mayo, gardaí are investigating an incident which occurred at approximately 4.20am on the N59 in Kilbride, Newport.

It is understood the car left the road and struck a wooden fence.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene where the man was pronounced dead.

He was the sole occupant of th car.

The man's body was removed to Mayo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The road remains closed to facilitate Forensic Collision Investors and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Westport Garda Station on 098-50237 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

In Cork, emergency services were called to the scene of a single car crash on the R577 near the village of Kiskeam, shortly before 6am.

A 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

It is understood the car left the road and struck a ditch. H

is body has since been removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination and the local Coroner has been notified.

The road was closed to facilitate Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Meanwhile, a man in his sixties was left with serious injuries following a collision in Co Cavan yesterday evening. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident which occurred on the N3 near Belturbet at approximately 6pm.

A car collided with a van at the scene.

The driver of the van was taken to hospital with serious injuries and was later transferred to a Dublin hospital.

The occupants of the car were taken to Cavan General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The scene of the collision is sealed off and local traffic diversions are now in place.

Garda forensic collision investigators will examine the scene this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cavan Garda Station 049-4368800 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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