Gardaí in Mayo attended the scene of a fatal two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred shortly before midnight last night on the N60 at Facefield, Claremorris.

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 mortuary at Mayo University Hospital. Post-mortems will take place in due course.

 Their names have not been released but it's understood that they are both from East Mayo.

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. Garda Forensic Collision investigators will conduct their examination of the scene this morning.

The road is likely to remain closed to traffic for most of today.

Motorists are generally advised to divert through Kiltimagh, and larger vehicles are advised to use the N5 or the N84 to avoid the area.

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.


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