Three people (20s) killed and three children taken to hospital after Co Meath crash

Three children were taken to hospital after the collision on the N52 slip road in Kells.
Three people (20s) killed and three children taken to hospital after Co Meath crash

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.

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.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward, especially those who were travelling in the area at the time and who may have camera footage (including dash-cam).

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kells Garda Station on 046 928 0820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

-Additional reporting by PA

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