Saturday 24 June 2017

Two passengers killed in horror three-car pile-up

The scene of the three-car pile-up near Carrickmacross last night
The scene of the three-car pile-up near Carrickmacross last night

Shane Hickey, Joe McCabe and Kevin Keane

TWO people were killed last night in a multiple-car crash in driving rain and on icy roads.

The two men were travelling in the same vehicle when they were involved in a three-car collision in Co Monaghan.

The incident happened last night about 2km outside Carrickmacross on the main N2 road at Nurebeg.

Both of the deceased men were passengers in one of the cars.

One of the deceased is from Kilmainhamwood in Co Meath while the other is from Kingscourt in Co Cavan.

Two other men who were in the same car, including the driver, were last night seriously injured in hospital.

The injured were brought to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda and Navan hospital in Co Meath.

A husband and wife who were travelling in another car were also in a serious condition last night. It is understood the woman is pregnant.

A couple, another husband and wife, who were in a third car were brought to hospital but only suffered minor injuries.

Two children, who were in the third car, were brought in for monitoring by medical staff.

A section of the road -- which is the main route between Carrickmacross and Ardee -- was last night sealed off by the emergency services.

Irish Independent

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