Two young men killed in crash with articulated lorry in Co. Mayo

Two young men killed in crash with articulated lorry in Co. Mayo

TWO men were killed when their car collided with an articulated lorry on the N60 road in Co. Mayo.

“Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred shortly before midnight on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 on the N60 at Facefield, Co.Mayo,” officers confirmed this morning.

The collision occurred at approximately 11.50pm on the Balla to Claremorris road, and involved an articulated truck and car.

Both occupants of the car, two men in their 20s, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Their bodies have since been removed to the mortuary at Mayo University Hospital, where post-mortems are due to take place.

The driver of the truck (30s) was taken to Mayo University Hospital as a precaution.

The road is currently closed with local diversions in place as Garda Forensic Collision investigators will conduct their examination of the scene this morning.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.