Mon, 27 Dec, 2021 – 22:44
A man has died and four other people have been injured in a road traffic crash in Mayo.
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the two-car collision on the N60 at Breaffy in Castlebar, Mayo at approximately 5.40pm this evening.
A passenger from one of the vehicles, a man aged in his 30s, received fatal injuries in the accident and passed away a short time later.
His body has been removed to the local mortuary where a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.
Four other individuals – 3 men, 1 woman – were taken to Mayo General Hospital for treatment following the crash. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The road will remain closed overnight. An examination of the scene will be carried out tomorrow morning by the Garda Technical Bureau.
Investigating gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.
They are also appealing to any road users who may have camera footage, including dash-cam, and who were travelling on the N60 at Breaffy at the time of the incident, to make this footage available to them.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
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