Three men killed in road crashes in Mayo and Antrim

Gardaí and PSNI appeal for witnesses to incidents in Carracanda, Crumlin and Ballynure

A man has died following a crash in Co Mayo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A man has died following a crash in Co Mayo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

 

Three men have been killed in road traffic incidents in Cos Mayo and Antrim.

A man (64) died following a crash involving a truck and two cars in Carracanda, Co Mayo around 12.15pm on Friday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the second car had minor injuries.

The deceased was brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for a postmortem.

The road has since reopened following an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí­ wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Swinford Garda station on 094-9252990, the Garda confidential telephone line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

The PNSI said two men had died following separate collisions in Co Antrim on Saturday.

One man died after the car he was driving left the carriageway at Ballyhill Road near Nutts Corner, Crumlin shortly before 8.25am.

A second man died from injuries he sustained after his car collided with a stationary lorry at Ballynure on the Belfast bound A8 dual carriageway at around 7.50am.

Both roads have since re-opened.

PSNI chief inspector Neil Beck said: “Officers are working to establish the circumstances surrounding both tragic fatal collisions this morning and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed either collision or who has dash-cam footage to contact police at Antrim or Larne on 101.”