Two men dead following serious crash on N20

The Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) air ambulance was tasked and in attendance but they left the scene by 2.45 pm.
Two men dead following serious crash on N20

The scene North of Charleville, Co Cork after two fatalities were reported to have occurred following a fatal road crash near Charleville earlier today. Picture: Brian Arthur

Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision in Cork where two people have lost their lives.

The collision occurred on the N20, Rathgoggin, Cork today.

The Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) air ambulance was tasked and in attendance but they left the scene by 2.45pm.

Also among the units tasked, one fire engine from Charleville and another from Kilmallock arrived at the scene around 2pm.

The driver of the car, a man aged in his early 70s, and the driver of the motorcycle, a man aged 20 years, were both fatally injured during the collision.

The bodies of both men remain at the scene at this time.

Forensic Collision Investigators are examining the scene and the road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

 The Fatal Crash which took Place at Deepark, Charleville, Co Cork. Picture: Brendan Gleeson

The Fatal Crash which took Place at Deepark, Charleville, Co Cork. Picture: Brendan Gleeson

Fr Donal O’Mahony, Parish Priest at Holy Cross Church, Charleville, gave the two men Last Rites.

He said: "We are involved in this tragic event but I really wouldn't know much about it.

"It is very sad to see two people have died. It is sad, and very upsetting for all, obviously.

"It is a very difficult situation for everybody.

"I prayed for the deceased and I prayed for the families who will be grieving."

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. They are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam), who were travelling in the area between 1.30pm and 3pm to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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