Shock after woman and two girls killed in collision involving a lorry and a car

A woman and two girls have died following a crash on the N17 in Co Mayo.
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The collision involving a lorry and a car occurred in the Castlegar area outside of Claremorris.

The woman driving the car and two girls who were passengers in the vehicle were fatally injured.

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Their bodies were taken to Mayo University Hospital for post-mortem examinations.

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No other injuries were reported.

The road was closed for a forensic investigation and gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Investigators have also appealed to the public to not share images of the crash scene.

A local councillor said the whole county was “in shock” following the crash, as well as deaths in a house fire in the nearby town of Swinford.

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Richard Finn said: “The whole county is in shock. It’s a sad day for Claremorris and of course Swinford. Mayo had a bad run-in today.

“Your heart goes out to everybody involved and we want to offer our condolences to everybody involved and to the families, extended families and friends.”

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