Second Road Tragedy As Crash Driver Dies

Tuam police are investigating a second fatal road traffic collision within hours.

It occurred at approximately 8am this morning on the N17 between Ballindine and Milltown.

The 45-year-old male driver of a car was killed when his vehicle was in collision with a tanker.

The deceased has been removed to University College Hospital Galway.

The road is closed at the scene of the collision awaiting a forensic collision investigation.

Earlier on Friday morning, gardaí at Lifford began investigating another fatal road traffic accident.

It occurred at approximately 12.30am this morning at The Haw on the N15, which is the Lifford to Castlefin Road, near the border with the North.

There were two cars involved and the male driver of one of the cars was fatally injured.

He was taken to Letterkenny Hospital, where he was pronounced dead sometime later.

The as yet unnamed deceased was in his early 20s.

Two other people were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with injuries sustained in the collision.

That road also remains closed at present pending a forensic collision examination.


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