Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Passenger killed in Co Mayo crash

A car passenger has been killed in a crash in Co Mayo
A car passenger has been killed in a crash in Co Mayo

One man has been killed and two others escaped injury in an overnight car crash.

The 52-year-old was a passenger in the car which crashed at Kilsallagh, Co Mayo, at 12.35am. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is the third person to be killed so far this year.

Gardai said the 23-year-old driver and a second passenger, aged 19, were not injured.

The road is closed for a forensic collision examination and diversions are in place.

Motorists have been warned to beware of black ice and gale-force winds over the coming days.

Met Eireann said stormy conditions will develop overnight with damaging gusts of between 100kph (62mph) and 140kph (87mph).

They will be strongest in Connacht and Ulster, where they will occasionally reach violent storm force 11 between Bloody Foreland and Fair Head.

Gardai have also appealed for witnesses to a New Year's Day crash at Inane, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

Two women were injured when their car hit a grass verge on the old N7 at 4.40pm.

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