Two dead, three hurt in car crash
Two men were killed and three people, including a child, were injured in a horrific road accident at a cross roads last night.
Two cars were involved in the crash at Lally's Cross, Ballinakill, Broadford, Co Kildare.
The collision happened about 8.15pm on the Moyvalley to Longwood Road, about three kilometres from Longwood, Co Meath.
The dead men, one believed to be in in his 40s, and the other in his 50s, were foreign nationals believed to be Polish.
They both died at the scene. Their bodies were later taken from the scene to the mortuary at Navan Hospital.
A family was travelling in the second car. A man, woman and a one year boy, were rushed to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin where their conditions were later described as not life threatening, early today..
Gardai remained at the scene of the crash hours after the fatal collision.
They are still trying to piece together the moments before the two cars met at the cross roads with deadly consequences.
The accident happened on a straight stretch of road. One local report said one car may have come off a side road into the path of the other.
Gardai sealed off the scene as crash investigators carried out an examination of the area.
The latest fatalities brings to 130 the number of people killed on the roads so far this year.
Local Fine Gael councillor Seamus Langan last night said "it's a very busy road. People use it heading down to Navan.
"It is an awful tragedy to happen in the area. We don't have all the full details on what exactly happened yet.
"I'd like to pass on my condolences to the families involved," he added.
Witnesses who may have been in the area between 8pm and 8.30pm should contact Leixlip gardai who are investigating the crash, telephone 01 6667800 or they can also ring the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.