A MAN aged in his 70s and a woman in her 30s have died in a horrific two-car crash in north Dublin this morning.
The tragic incident occurred shortly after 6am on the Drumcondra Road Lower at Hollybank Road junction.
Gardaí say the drivers who died were sole occupants of the two vehicles involved in the collision.
Their bodies have been removed to the Dublin City Mortuary where post-mortem examinations are expected to take place.
@aaroadwatch major road traffic incident on Drumcondra Rd - road closed both ways btwn Botanic Ave/Fagans & Dargle Rd. Diversions in place but traffic inbound backed up to Swords Rd. Avoid if possible pic.twitter.com/wQ1FO6wW40
— Cllr. Alison Gilliland (@AlisonGilliland) March 22, 2019
Gardaí are appealing for motorists with dashcams or anyone who travelled on Drumcondra Road Lower around the time of the crash to get in touch.
A Garda spokeswoman said: "A technical and forensic examination of the scene is currently underway. Drumcondra Road Lower remains closed in both directions.
"Diversions are in place at Whitehall Church, Botanic Avenue and Richmond Rd. Buses and HGVs outbound are being diverted along Clonliffe Rd towards Ballybough.
"Gardaí are appealing to motorists with dashcams or anyone travelling on Drumcondra Rd Lower between 5.45am and 6.15am to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 016 668 600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."
A technical and forensic examination of the scene is currently underway. The road will remain closed for a number of hours, updates to follow.
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) 22 March 2019