Two individuals have died following a highway crash involving three automobiles in Co Sligo this afternoon.
Gardaí and emergency companies are presently on the scene of the deadly collision that occurred on the N15 in Rathcormack at round 5.20pm, with the highway set to stay closed in a single day.
Two males, the driving force and passenger of 1 automobile, have been fatally injured through the collision. Each of their our bodies stay on the scene at the moment.
It brings the entire variety of highway deaths over the June financial institution vacation interval since Thursday to 6 and the variety of deadly incidents over the identical interval to eight.
Gardaí earlier on Sunday appealed to the general public to take care amid the deadly incidents that had left behind “grieving households and pals on a financial institution vacation weekend which must be filled with enjoyable and pleasure.”
The Highway Security Authority (RSA) additionally renewed its attraction for highway customers to take further care over the lengthy weekend.
“Tomorrow, Financial institution Vacation Monday the roads shall be busy with many returning after a brief break. Drivers ought to count on to come across walkers, cyclists, and motorcyclists,” it mentioned in a press release.
“The RSA is due to this fact urging drivers to decelerate, look out for susceptible highway customers and don’t neglect to take breaks in your journey to keep away from falling asleep on the wheel.”
The RSA additionally urged drivers to be careful for motorcyclists at junctions, intersections and in blind spots. “Motorcyclists are being reminded that they’ve much less safety than a automotive driver and to at all times put on correct private safety gear and to ease off the throttle,” it mentioned.
At present’s double fatality in Sligo brings to 76 the entire variety of individuals killed on Irish roads this 12 months. Two individuals have been killed and 14 individuals have been significantly injured over the June financial institution vacation interval final 12 months, in comparison with the six fatalities so far this 12 months.
Following this afternoon’s deadly collision, the N15 is closed between Sligo city and Drumcliffe whereas Garda forensic collision investigators conduct a technical examination of the scene.
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Gardaí mentioned the highway will stay closed in a single day, and native diversions are in place.
Gardaí in Sligo are actually interesting for any witnesses to the crash to contact them.
Any highway customers who might have digital camera footage, together with sprint cam, of the Rathcormack space between 5pm and 5.30pm are requested to make this out there to investigating gardaí.
Anybody with any data is requested to contact Sligo Garda station on 071 915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.