Investigation to identify victim of car fire in Mayo

Gardai trying to determine gender of body found inside car which crashed near Newport

Car left the road shortly after 1am  near Newport and caught fire.

Car left the road shortly after 1am near Newport and caught fire.

 

An investigation is underway to identify the body of a person who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Co Mayo this morning.

The car left the road shortly after 1am at Cartoon near Newport and caught fire.

When emergency services extinguished the fire they discovered a body inside the vehicle although the gender of the deceased is unclear.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination.