One killed and two injured in West Clare crash

One killed and two injured in West Clare crash


The scene of the tragic collision at Caherogan near Miltown Malbay.


Update: The victim has been named as Alan Rynne from Corrig, Inagh.


Earlier: One man has died and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash near Miltown Malbay early today.

The collision which occurred at Caherogan on the main R747 Miltown Malbay to Ennis road at around 4.15am.

Emergency services were called to the scene about 3kms from Miltown Malbay where a car was reported to have struck a bridge.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon along with a number of ambulances and Garda units responded to the scene.

A 30-year-old male, who was a rear seat passenger, was fatally injured. The male driver, aged 28, and a front seat passenger, a 26-old-woman, were injured and were taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Limerick.

The stretch of road is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Miltown Malbay Garda Station on 065 708 4222 The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.