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Tuesday, 6th April 2021

Two killed, two injured in three car accident at Dunleer

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Gardaí in Drogheda are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward.

Gardaí are investigating a traffic collision which occurred this morning  just after 8.00 am this morning on the Ardee Link Road, just off the M1 at Richardstown, Dunleer involving three cars clainming the lives of two men and injuring two others.

One of the victims, a man in his early 50s who was the sole occupant of one of the cars, was fatally injured when his car collided into a second vehicle. His body has been removed to the Mortuary in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post mortem will take place.

The driver of the second vehicle, a man in his mid-30s, was also fatally injured. His body has also been removed to the mortuary in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

The passenger in the second car was removed from the scene to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda to be treated for his injuries which are thought to be non life threatening.

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The car also struck a third vehicle and the driver of this car was brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda with non life threatening injuries.

Garda Forensic Collision investigators are currently at scene. The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí in Drogheda are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

They are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the M1, or on the Ardee Link Road at Richardstown this morning, to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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