Fatal Collisions Claim Two

Gardai in Wexford and Galway are investigating the circumstances surrounding two separate road collisions today.

A collision in Gorey, county Wexford, around 00.05am this morning, involved a single vehicle at Ballyellen on the M11 between Arklow and Gorey on the Southbound lane.

The male passenger in the car was seriously injured in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two male occupants received minor injuries, one was taken to Vincent's Hospital but later released.

The road is currently closed between exit 21 and exit 22 on the M11 southbound to facilitate a forensic collision examination and diversions are in place.

In a separate incident at Furbo, Spiddal, County Galway, a pedestrian, aged 42, was pronounced dead at the scene and removed to University College Hospital Galway.

The driver, aged 19, and sole occupant of the car was uninjured.

The accident occurred around 1.30am this morning on the Galway to Spiddal Rd (R336) at Ballinahowen 3 miles west of Barna.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination.

Diversions are in place; traffic travelling west are asked to divert at Barna for Moycullen and travelling from the west are asked to turn left at Spiddal for Moycullen.

Gardai in Salthill are continuing with their investigations.

Witnesses are asked to contact Garda with information.


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