Three killed in road traffic accident in Mayo

Three people have died following a road traffic accident in Co. Mayo this afternoon.

It is understood that the three occupants of the car, the driver and two young passengers, sustained fatal injuries when their vehicle collided with an articulated truck on the N17 at Castlegar, near Claremorris.

Gardaí and other emergency services are currently at the scene of the crash which is understood to have happened shortly after lunchtime on the main route between Galway and Sligo

The road is currently closed and is expected to remain that way for a number of hours. Diversions are in place around the Castlegar area and gardaí are re-directing traffic off the N17, in both directions.

The bodies of the deceased will be taken to Mayo University Hospital, where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.