Two men die in tragic collision

There was deep shock and sadness in the North Roscommon area following the death of two men in a horrific three-vehicle collision which took place near the village of Drumsna, Co. Leitrim on Tuesday morning last.    The victims were a popular young local man and a Polish national. The accident claimed the life of Brian King (18) of Ballyfeeney, Scramogue. The identity of the second victim had not been made known at the time of going to press.    The accident took place at approximately 8.10 am when a 44-year-old Polish national who was driving a car was killed instantly after the vehicle he was travelling in collided with a van.   The 18-year-old driver of the van was critically injured and he was taken to Sligo General Hospital where he died from his injuries yesterday (Wednesday).   A third vehicle, another van, was also involved in the collision. The driver of that van was injured and also taken to Sligo General Hospital but his injuries were said not to be life-threatening. The road was closed for  a considerable length of time as Garda forensic units examined the scene.   The 44-year-old man’s name was not available at the time of going to press but the 18-year-old has been named locally as Brian King of Ballyfeeney, Scramogue, a popular young man from a well-known family. He was son of Gerard and Helena King and was employed with electrical contractors King and Moffatt.   The Roscommon ladies football Intermediate final between Kilglass Gaels and Eire Og which was due to be held this Saturday has been postponed as a mark of respect to the local man who died.