Ireland Three dead - one of them a child - after road crash in Co Mayo

18:56  11 september  2017
18:56  11 september  2017 Source:   Independent.ie

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  Three dead - one of them a child - after road crash in Co Mayo THREE people - one of them a child - died this afternoon in a road crash near Claremorris, Co Mayo bringing to five the number of lives lost on Irish roads today.

In Mayo the three victims were the occupants of a car which collided with a truck on the N17 shortly before 1pm.

The collision occurred about a mile from Claremorris near the junction with what is known as the old Ballindine road.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but there was nothing they could do to save the three victims, understood to be two women and a child.

Diversions are in place this afternoon on the N17 Sligo to Galway road as gardai carry out a forensic examination of the scene and the crash vehicles.

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No details have been released as to the identity of the crash victims. Local councillor Tom Connolly this afternoon expressed "total shock" at the loss of life.

"There have been a number of serious accidents at the crash site over the years", he said.

Members of Mayo County Council learned the grim news about the tragedy as they gathered for their monthly meeting in Castlebar this afternoon.

Richard Finn, council cathaoirleach, led a minute's silence in memory of the three deceased at the outset of the session.

"The community is heartbroken over the loss of life and the pain which family and other loved one must now endure", Councillor Finn stated.

Council chief executive Peter Hynes joined in the expression of grief and sympathy.

It comes after two people aged in their sixties died in a crash in Co Cork.

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