Shortly before 4pm on 29th July 2013 Gardaí responding to a single vehicle traffic collision discovered the bodies of two children (both male) in a car. The incident occurred at Clooneen, Rosbeg, Westport about 4 miles from Westport on the Westport to Louisburgh road.
The scene is preserved for forensic technical examination and the office of the State Pathologist has been notified. Dr. Khalid Jabbar is expected at the scene later this evening. The Garda Technical Bureau has been notified and are on their way to the scene.
The driver of the car has been taken to hospital. He is not thought to be seriously injured.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this traffic collision or anyone who may have observed a dark green Ford Focus 06 CW 238 between 6.30pm on Sunday evening 28th July and 4.00pm this afternoon 29th July to contact the incident room at Westport Garda Station on 098 50230.
Note to editors; it is anticipated that a press briefing will be held at Westport Garda Station later this evening, time to be confirmed. Further updates will issue when they become available.