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WOMAN and man killed in Newtown’ crash

The tragic scene where two people lost their lives in a crash on the main Derry to Letterkenny road.  (North West Newspix)

The tragic scene where two people lost their lives in a crash on the main Derry to Letterkenny road. (North West Newspix)

TWO people are dead and one seriously injured following a horror crash which occurred outside Newtowncunningham this afternoon.

Emergency services rush to the scene of the incident between two cars which occurred at Moyle, about one mile on the Letterkenny side of Newtown’ shortly after 2:30pm.

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A male and female aged in their 30s were pronounced dead at the scene. A third male was taken by ambulance to hospital in Derry. It is believed the woman was travelling alone from Letterkenny while the other deceased and the injured man were in a separate car coming from the Derry direction.

The local coroner has been notified.
 
Gardaí and the emergency services are currently at the scene, the road is closed and diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators have been requested to examine the scene.
 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

More details to follow.

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