The man who died in a two vehicle collision on Monday evening last on the N60 at Breaffy, Castlebar has been named locally as 33 years old David Henning,of Killawalla, Westport.

David, a South African national, was a passenger in one of the cars.

Four others were injured in the impact, but none of the injuries sustained are said to be life threatening.

 Investigations into the cause of the collision are continuing.

The road re-opened to traffic at about 5.30pm yesterday evening, following a garda forensic examination of the scene.

The tragedy has triggered fresh demands for a reduced speed limit through the village of Breaffy.

As members of the Henning family are being consoled on their loss by friends and neighbours in the Killawalla community, there were renewed calls by local elected representatives to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon, along with his party colleague Councillor Paddy Burke and Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne are demanding that the TII take immediate steps to reduce the speed limit though Breaffy to 60 kilometres per hour.

There has been a long-running campaign by the Breaffy community and elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District for the speed limit to be reduced in view of the number of fatal accidents that have occurred along the N60 in the village over the years.

All three representatives say that in the light of the latest tragedy the case to be made for a 60 km limit is overwhelming.

 

 

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