GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED an appeal for witnesses following a fatal crash outside Tullamore, which claimed four lives.
Brothers Darren Doyle (27), David Doyle (24) and 17-year-old Ryan Doyle all died when the Honda Civic in which they were travelling struck a minibus on the R420 Tullamore to Geashill road at 5.30pm yesterday evening.
The driver of the car, 24-year-old Lee Bryan was also killed.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who saw the maroon Honda Civic leaving Tullamore town and driving towards the scene of the collision at around 5.20pm yesterday evening to contact them.
Anymore who saw a white mini bus travelling from Geashill towards Tullamore at the same time is asked to get in touch with Tullamore Garda Station on 057 9327600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Three passengers from the mini-bus which was struck by the car as it crashed remain in hospital, though their injuries are not life-threatening.