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A 22-year-old man lost his life after a single car collision in Co Meath. Photo: Collins

A 22-year-old man lost his life after a single car collision in Co Meath. Photo: Collins

A 22-year-old man lost his life after a single car collision in Co Meath. Photo: Collins

THREE young people have been killed on the roads over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A young man in his 20s was the third to be killed in a single vehicle crash yesterday.

The accident occurred on the Duleek to Julianstown road in Meath. The vehicle struck a stone wall at around 2.20am on the R150 road.

The 22-year-old was brought from the scene to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, but he was pronounced dead.

The R150 was closed for a while to allow a forensic collision investigation to take place.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was on the R150 road between Duleek and Julianstown between 2 and 2.45am on Sunday morning to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 801 0600 or any garda station.

Meanwhile, two young men died and two friends were injured during another single vehicle crash in Donegal.

Shaun Graham (19) and Matthew Crawford (21) were killed instantly in the accident on the Rathmullan to Portsalon Road in Donegal.

They were attending the Rathmullan Festival and were driving to continue celebrations at a house party when the accident happened at around 3am.

 

Carnage

There are reports that one of the men was thrown from the vehicle due to the impact.

The survivors are from Glenswilly and Churchill.

The road where the incident happened is on a sharp bend just outside the seaside village of Rathmullan.

A group of wedding guests were one of the first to arrive on the scene of the accident.

The Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Pascal Blake, said that the area was rocked by the news of "horrific carnage on our roads".

"I know the Graham family personally. I have been to visit them and they are understandably just devastated," he said.

"It has been a tough week for Letterkenny with the devastation to our hospital but this puts everything into perspective. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of these two young men and the other two men injured in the crash."

Gardai closed the road overnight to allow a forensic investigation and are appealing for witnesses.

fdillon@herald.ie


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