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Man and woman from Fermanagh killed in Donegal crash

  • A man, who handed himself to police after the crash, has been released without charge
  • A woman in her 20s remains in critical condition and was transferred to Dublin hospital

A man and a woman killed in an early morning crash in Donegal are believed to be from Fermanagh.

The pair, both aged in their 20s, died after the car in which they were travelling crashed into a wall in the Eastend area of Bundoran at around 3.25am on Sunday.

Their bodies have been removed to Sligo General Hospital.

RTE is reporting that all of those involved in the crash are from Fermanagh.

Garda said an incident room has been established at Ballyshannon Garda Station and investigating Gardaí are liaising with the PSNI as part of their enquiries.

Writing on Twitter, DUP leader Arlene Foster - who represents the Fermanagh and South Tyrone area - said: "This is very tragic news, which will shock the community. Remembering their families at this difficult time. Praying that others involved make a full recovery."

A total of six people were travelling in the car and another woman, also aged in her 20s, remains in critical condition after the crash. She was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on Sunday night.

Two other men, aged mid 20s, suffered serious injuries and are being treated at Sligo General Hospital.

A man aged in his 20s handed himself in to gardai in Bundoran in relation to the incident. He was arrested at Ballyshannon Garda Station and was later released without charge.

"A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions," a Garda spokesperson said on Sunday night.

The road at the crash site has been reopened to traffic.

Anyone with information in relation to the collision is asked to contact Gardaí in Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 - 9858530, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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