Two teenage girls killed in Monaghan crash

AN Garda Síochána remain at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred yesterday evening, (Monday) on the N54 in Legnakelly, Clones to Smithborough Road, Monaghan.

Two female teenagers, aged 16 and 17 years, who were passengers of the car, were fatally injured during the collision.

Their bodies have been removed from the scene to Monaghan General Hospital. Post-mortem examinations are expected to take place today.


A female teenager, aged 18 years, is in a critical condition and currently receiving treatment in Cavan General Hospital.

A male teenager, aged 18 years, is currently receiving treatment in Cavan General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The male driver of the car, aged 60, is in a critical condition and is currently receiving treatment in Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

The N54 is currently closed while Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct a technical examination of the scene. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí in Monaghan are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N54 between Clones and Smithborough this evening, Monday 31st July 2023, between 6.15pm and 7.00pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.


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