Thursday, February 02, 2023

Two men in their 20s who died in a fatal road traffic accident last night have been named locally.

Stephen Brennan, 25, from Bohola and Martin Murphy, 27, from Knock died when the silver Volkswagen Golf they were travelling in collided with an articulated truck.

The collision occurred just before midnight at Facefield on the N60 Balla to Claremorris road. Their bodies were taken to Mayo University Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out.

The driver of the truck (30s) was taken to Mayo University Hospital as a precaution.

Gardaí conducted a forensic examination of the road today.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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