Three Friends Die In Limerick Crash

Three people have died in a tragic road crash on the N21 in Co Limerick.

The men, who are all believed to be friends, died while travelling in a van that was in collision with a car shortly after 9pm at Garryduff on the Newcastle West to Tralee road.

It has been reported the men had spent the day at a popular racing festival and were killed just a short distance from their homes

Two other people in the van survived the crash and four people in the car received minor injuries. The car is believd to have been bringing four Gaelic footballers home to Abbeyfeale at about 9.10pm.

The three men who died have been named as Richard Furey, 37, Tom Murphy, 32, and Thomas Holmes, 32. They were all from Newcastle West in Co Limerick.

The road has now re-opened following a technical examination.

Although investigations are still at an early stage, it is believed the two vehicles collided on a bend where the car careered off the road, struck a ditch and overturned.

Witnesses are asked to contact gardaí in Newcastle West on 069- 20650 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111.


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