Gardaí have confirmed that two of the three people who died in yesterdays horror crash in Kells were young women.

A spokesman said, ‘Gardaí attended the scene of fatal road traffic collision involving two cars that occurred on the N52, Lloyds, Kells, Co. Meath, at approximately 4:15pm yesterday, Friday 31st December 2021.

‘A female in her 20s, the driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, a man in his 20s was treated at scene before being brought to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, where he passed en route.

‘A female in her 20s, the driver of the second car was brought to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown to be treated for her injuries where she latter passed. Her passengers, three juveniles, were brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda, to be treated for their injuries. One has since been transferred to CHI Temple Street.

‘The road was closed to allow Forensic Collision Investigators to conduct a technical examination of the scene. It has since reopened.

‘Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling in the area at the time and who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

‘Anyone with information is asked to contact Kells Garda Station on 046 928 0820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station’.