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Dublin: -1°C Tuesday 18 January 2022

Three killed after two cars collide head-on in Donegal

Two men and a woman were killed when two cars crashed near Letterkenny.

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THREE PEOPLE HAVE died in a road crash in Co Donegal.

Two men and a woman were killed when two cars crashed head-on in an area known as Corravaddy, around 4 miles from Letterkenny.

They were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth person, a male, is being treated in hospital in Letterkenny.

“The scene is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place,” a statement from gardaí said.

Garda forensic collision investigators have been requested to examine the scene and the local coroner has been notified.

Second crash 

It’s the second fatal crash in the area in less than 24 hours.

Two men were killed when their car collided head-on with a van on the inbound carriageway of the N13 dual carriageway at Trimragh near Letterkenny early yesterday morning. 

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

There were separate fatal road crashes in counties Meath and Kildare on Tuesday night.


Speaking on Morning Ireland, Road Safety Authority CEO Moyagh Murdock described the latest crash as a tragedy and said she wished to extend her condolences to the families of those killed.

I was coming on here originally to talk about the bank holiday weekend but this just goes to show how quickly things can change – in the blink of an eye three young people are killed on the roads.

The RSA and gardaí launched their bank holiday weekend safety campaign earlier this week.

They’re putting a particular focus on driver fatigue in the latest appeal. According to the RSA, research has shown fatigue could be a factor in up to 20% of driver deaths every year.

Anyone with information on this morning’s crash is being asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 916 7100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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