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01st Feb 2024

Three young people killed, one hospitalised, in Carlow car crash overnight

Simon Kelly

Carlow crash

A fourth was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Three people have died in a single-vehicle crash in Co. Carlow overnight, with a fourth passenger rushed to hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries.

According to Gardaí, the crash happened at around 11.30pm on Wednesday night on the N80 at Leagh on the Wexford Road.

Three of the occupants, who are believed to all be in their early 20s, were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth passenger, a man in his 20s, was rushed to St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny, with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Three young people killed in Co Carlow car crash overnight

Gardaí are appealing for any road users who were travelling on the N80 at Leagh between 11:15pm and 12am, and may have camera footage.

In a statement to JOE on Thursday, February 2, a Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 11:30pm on Wednesday 31st January 2024 on the N80 at Leagh on the Wexford Road in County Carlow.

“Three occupants of the car, the driver and two passengers, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Another passenger in the car, a man in his 20s, was taken to St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

“The N80 at Leagh is currently closed and will remain closed for a number of hours as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators examine the scene. Local diversions are in place.

“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

“Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N80 at Leagh between 11:15pm and midnight are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carlow Garda station on 059 913 6620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”

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