Three people in their 20s have died in a fatal road traffic collision involving two cars in Co Meath.
As reported in the Irish Examiner, a 12-year-old boy remains in serious condition in hospital following the incident.
The collision happened on the N52 slip road in Kells, just off the M3 motorway, at around 4.45pm on New Year’s Eve.
The female driver of one of the cars, aged in her 20s was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of the same car, a man also aged in his 20s was treated at the scene and died while on the way to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.
A third person aged in their 20s, a woman who was driving the second vehicle involved in the collision, was brought to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown to be treated for her injuries where she later died.
The fatal crash brings the number of people who have died on Irish roads this week to 12.
Kells Gardaí are investigating a 2 car fatal traffic collision on the N52, Lloyds, Kells, Co.Meath which occurred yesterday 31/12/2021 shortly after 4pm
Any person traveling in the area or with any information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Gardaí at Kells at 046 9280820
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 1, 2022
Three children who were travelling in the second car were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda for treatment. One child has since been transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
The road was closed to allow Garda forensic collision investigators to examine of the scene but has since reopened.
-Additional reporting by PA