Issue Date: 27 December 2021
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the N60 at Breaffy in Castlebar, Co.Mayo this evening, Monday, 27th December 2021.
The collision occurred at approximately 5.40pm, when two cars collided.
A passenger from one of these vehicles, a man aged in his 30s, received fatal injuries and later passed away. His body was removed to the local mortuary and a post-mortem will take place in due course.
Four persons, (3 men, 1 woman) where taken to Mayo General Hospital to receive treatment following the collision. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The road will remain closed overnight. A technical examination will be carried out tomorrow morning by Forensic Collision Investigators.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision. Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N60 Castlebar to Claremorris Road at this time, to make this footage available to them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.