Two left dead after two car crashes
Two motorists have been killed in separate car crashes.
A 40-year-old man died and his front-seat passenger was seriously injured when his car hit trees and a wall just outside the village of Belclare, Tuam, Co Galway, at about 11.30pm on Friday.
The 46-year-old passenger was taken to University College Hospital Galway, where he remains.
Earlier, a woman died when her car collided with an articulated truck in Shambough, New Ross, Co Wexford, just before 6.30pm.
The 35-year-old was seriously injured and taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses of both collisions to come forward.