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27th Mar 2024

Gardaí ask public not to share images of fatal Mayo crash involving woman and two girls



Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Gardaí are asking the public to not share any images circulating of the scene of a crash in Mayo where a woman and two young girls were killed.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson told JOE: “An Garda Síochána is aware that images of the crash scene are currently in circulation. Out of respect for the family, we are requesting these images are not shared.”

Last night, Gardaí were still trying to identify and notify their immediate family, who are believed to be overseas.

No details of the deceased have been released as of Wednesday morning, March 27, but they are believed to be from Galway.

The collision happened along a section of the N17 between Knock and Claremorris shortly after 2pm on Tuesday, and involved a lorry and a car on a straight stretch of road.

The woman was understood to have been in her 30s and the girls both under 10. All three victims are believed to be related to each other.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

The number of people who have died on Irish roads since the beginning of the year now stands at 52.

Gardaí ask public not to share images of fatal Mayo crash involving woman and two girls

In a statement to JOE, a Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred shortly before 2pm, this afternoon, Tuesday, 26th March, 2024.

“The collision, between a lorry and a car, occurred on the N17 in Castlegar, outside of Claremorris, Co.Mayo.

“The driver (female) and two girls who were passengers in the car, were fatally injured.

“No other injuries have been reported.

“The road remains closed at this time and traffic diversions are in place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators will conduct an examination of the scene.

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

“Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 9372080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”