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Four men killed in three separate road crashes

The crashes happened in Meath, Kildare and Donegal between last night and this morning.

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Updated at 10.15am 

FOUR PEOPLE HAVE died in three separate road crashes in Meath, Kildare and Donegal.

All of the victims were men, aged between their late teens and early 40s, according to gardaí.


The first crash occurred last night at 8.50pm on the R157 Dunboyne to Maynooth Road at Castlefarm in Co Meath when a 42-year-old man’s car collided head-on with a second car.

He was the sole occupant and was taken by ambulance to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver and four passengers of the second car were also taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.


At around 11.30pm last night, a man in his 20s was fatally injured when his car was involved in a collision with a truck on the R407 Clane to Kilcock Road in Kildare.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Naas Hospital. The driver of the truck was also treated for minor injuries.


Two men were killed the latest crash, which happened at around 4.45am near Letterkenny in Donegal.

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Their car collided head on with a van on the inbound carriageway of the N13 dual carriageway at Trimragh, according to gardaí.

Aged in their late teens and 20s, the men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van is being treated at University Hospital, Letterkenny for non life-threatening injuries.

A section of the road remains closed.

Witnesses to the above crashes are being asked to contact local gardaí:

  • Ashbourne Garda Station (Meath): 01 801 0600
  • Kilcock (Kildare): 01 666 7800
  • Letterkenny (Donegal): 074 916 7100 

- with reporting from Daragh Brophy

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