Five dead in 24 hours of road carnage

Press Eye 

Thursday 28th July 2016

The scene of the traagic accident on a forest road outside Letterkenny where three young people hacve lost their lives.

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Press Eye Thursday 28th July 2016 The scene of the traagic accident on a forest road outside Letterkenny where three young people hacve lost their lives. Picture by Press Eye

Five people lost their lives in an appalling 24 hours of road carnage in Letterkenny over Wednesday and Thursday, July 27 and 28.

After the deaths of two men, named locally as Barney McGinley and Dermot Boyle, in a head-on collision with a van on the main Letterkenny to Londonderry Road, near Trimragh, in the early hours of Wednesday, a further two men and a woman were killed in another crash near Drumkeen in the early hours of this morning.

A further man was seriously injured and has been taken to hospital in Letterkenny.

Gardaí said that at approximately 1am this morning July 28 two cars were involved in a collision in an area known as Corravaddy approximately four miles from Letterkenny.

Three persons (two males and one female) were pronounced dead at the scene and another male was seriously injured and has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.

The scene is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators have been requested to examine the scene and the local coroner has been notified.

Investigations are ongoing and no further information is available at this stage, further updates will follow. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.