Man dies following major collision at Donegal International Rally 4 months ago

Man dies following major collision at Donegal International Rally

The collision occurred on Sunday afternoon.

UPDATE - Sunday 23 June, 5pm

A competitor in the Donegal International Rally has died following a crash on Sunday afternoon.

Gardaí have confirmed to JOE that they are investigating the sudden death of a man in his 40s following the incident.

At approximately 12.20pm, the man, who was competing in the rally, was fatally injured when his car was involved in a single car crash during a stage of the event in Fanad.

His navigator - a man in his 30s - was injured in the crash and later taken to Letterkennedy University Hospital.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

UPDATE ENDS

Donegal Motor Club has cancelled the final stages of the Donegal International Rally after a serious incident that took place on Sunday afternoon.

BBC reports that one man is "seriously injured" as a result of the incident.

Gardaí have attended the scene.

"Donegal Motor Club want to confirm that an incident occurred during the running of the Donegal International Rally at approximately 12.30pm," reads an official Donegal Motor Club statement.

"The matter is currently being dealt with."

A further statement is expected from Donegal Motor Club later this afternoon.