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'A terrible tragedy': Two killed and two seriously injured in single-car crash in Co Clare

Local diversions are in place after the early morning crash.

Quinspool, Parteen, County Clare
Quinspool, Parteen, County Clare

Updated Sep 26th 2019, 3:12 PM

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after two people died following a crash in Co Clare in the early hours of this morning. 

The single-car crash happened at Quinspool, Parteen, County Clare near Watch House Cross in Limerick just after midnight.

According to gardaí, the car hit a wall and was engulfed and destroyed by the fire.

Two persons were pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí said the two deceased persons are expected to be removed to University Hospital Limerick later this afternoon where post mortems will take place.

An Garda Síochána are not in a position to identify the deceased individuals at this time.

Local independent councillor PJ Ryan told he understands the two deceased persons were both from Co Limerick. 

“It’s a terrible tragedy, the local community is in shock,” he said. 

Another two men in their early 20s were taken to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries.

The road between Parteen and Watch House Cross (R464) remains closed following the fatal collision, AA Roadwatch said.

An incident room has been set up at Mayorstone Park Garda Station.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact them, and are particularly keen on any motorists who travelled in the area between 12am and 1am who may have dashcam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Mayorstone Park Garda Station on 064 456 980 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. 

Additional reporting from Adam Daly 

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