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Two men killed in separate road crashes in Galway and Wexford

The crash happened in Carraroe at around 3:50am this morning.

LAST UPDATE | Apr 10th 2021, 10:12 AM

TWO MEN HAVE been killed in separate road crashes overnight.

A man his 30s died and another was taken to hospital following a single-vehicle collision near Carraroe in Co Galway at around 3:50am this morning.

Gardaí in Salthill and emergency services attended the scene and the driver of the car was pronounced dead a short time later.

A passenger in the car, a man in his 30s, was taken by ambulance to Galway University Hospital, where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road remains closed to allow garda forensic investigators to examine the site this morning. Local diversions are in place.

Another man was killed in Co Wexford, when the car he was travelling in crashed on the N25 at Drinagh on the Rosslare Road shortly after 1.30am.

The man, who was 25 years old, was a passenger the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at Wexford General Hospital a short time after the crash.

Three other people were taken to hospital, including the driver of the car – a woman in her 20s – whose condition is described as serious.

Two other passengers in the car, a man in his late teens and a woman in her 20s, were treated for minor injuries.

The car came to attention of gardaí before the crash, and the matter has been referred to the Garda Ombusman.

A garda spokesman said the road remains closed to allow garda forensic investigators to carry out an examination of the site. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the crash, particularly road users who may have dash-camera footage from the N25 around the time of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wexford garda station on 053 916 5200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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