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Young men killed in overnight car crashes in Donegal and Limerick

Published 13/07/2015 | 08:57

A garda checkpoint.
A garda checkpoint.

TWO young men have died following separate road collisions overnight.

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A 21-year-old man has been killed in a crash in Donegal late last night.

The man was a passenger in a car that hit a bollard at Carnashannagh, Burnfoot at approximately 11.30pm.

There were three men in the car at the time of the crash.

The victim who died was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardai say the 18-year-old driver, and other 21-year-old passenger, were injured and taken to Letterkenny General hospital for treatment.

Their injuries are described as non life threatening.

The body of the victim was was removed to the morgue at Letterkenny General hospital.

Gardai in Burncrana in Donegal are investigating the circumstances surroun ding the crash.

The road will be closed until at least lunchtime in order to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Meanwhile, gardai in Newcastlewest Co Limerick are investigating a fatal RTC which occurred at approximately 3.30am at Blossomhill, Rathkeale N21 on the Croagh to Rathkeale Road .

A van collided with a male pedestrian in his 20s. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body remains at the scene. The male driver of the van and a female passenger, both in their late 20s, were uninjured in the collision.

The road is closed until at least lunchtime in order to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069 20650, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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