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Road closure signs on the N54 outside Clones on 1 August Alamy Stock Photo

Men who were arrested in relation to crash that killed two teens in Monaghan are released

The collision happened on the N54 road in Legnakelly, Monaghan on 31 July.

LAST UPDATE | 15 Dec 2023

TWO MEN WHO were arrested by gardaí investigating the collision in which two teenage girls died in Co Monaghan on the evening of 31 July has subsequently been released. 

Gardaí have said that a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

The collision happened on the N54 road in Legnakelly, Monaghan.

Two girls, aged 16 and 17 years old, who were passengers in the car, were fatally injured. 

Some of the individuals involved in the crash were travelling to a debs.

Another teenager, an 18-year-old female, was injured in the collision and was hospitalised in critical condition. 

An 18-year-old male was also hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries. 

The driver of the car, a man aged 60, was hospitalised in critical condition. 

It is understood that all five involved in the crash were travelling in the same vehicle.

Two men, aged in their 60s and 40s, were arrested yesterday morning. They have since been released.

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.