Two men killed in road accident with three cars in Co Sligo

TWO men have been killed following a three-car collision in Co Sligo this evening.

ardaí are currently at the scene of the fatal road accident which occurred on the N15 at Rathcormack, Co. Sligo at around 5.20pm.

A Garda spokesman said: “Three cars were involved in the collision.

“Two men, the driver and passenger of a vehicle, were fatally injured in the collision. The bodies of the two men remain at the scene.

“Emergency services are also on site. The N15 is currently closed between Sligo Town and Drumcliffe while Garda Forensic Collision investigators carry out a technical examination of the scene. The road will remain closed at night. Local diversions are in place.

“Gardaí in Sligo are calling on anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.”

All road users who may have camera footage (including dash cams) of the Rathcormack area between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. are asked to make it available for Gardaí investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

The tragic deaths in Sligo come after a horrific bank holiday weekend on Irish roads.

Three bikers have died on Irish roads in just 24 hours.

Two men died in a horrific collision on the M50 in Dublin on Friday, while a man in his 40s died and two other motorcyclists were seriously injured in a collision with a car in Clifden, Co Kilkenny, on Saturday after- midday.

Speaking this morning, Assistant Commissioner Paula Hilman, Head of Road Policing and Community Engagement, said: “Over the past 72 hours, my colleagues from An Garda Síochána and other emergency services across the country responded to a number of tragic fatal incidents.

“Too many families have already suffered trauma this weekend.

“No matter what activity you participate in this weekend, please be careful. Please ensure that you follow all appropriate safety advice.

“If you are traveling on our roads, I urge drivers to ‘please slow down’ and ask all road users to take care on the remaining days of this bank holiday weekend.”

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