Four killed in bank-holiday road accidents

Four more people have died in three separate road accidents in the Republic overnight, bringing the death toll so far this year to 140.

Four more people have died in three separate road accidents in the Republic overnight, bringing the death toll so far this year to 140.

The latest victims, a man and woman both 20 years old, died just before 3am when the car they were travelling in crashed into a wall near the Carroll Village Shopping Centre in Dundalk, Co Louth.

A 22-year-old man also died after being knocked down on the Rathmore-to-Millstreet road in Co Kerry at around 9.45pm last night, while a man in his 20s died when his van hit a wall in Fedamore, Co Limerick, at 10.40pm.

The latest fatalities follow the deaths of two other people in road crashes over the bank-holiday weekend.

A 39-year-old motorcyclist died after crashing into a bollard near Glanmire in Co Cork on Saturday, while a 70-year-old woman died after her car hit a wall in Co Cavan on Friday evening.

In the North, meanwhile, another man died in a collision between two vehicles in Kesh, Co Fermanagh, at around 5pm yesterday.

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