UDPATE: Parteen crash victims named

UDPATE: Parteen crash victims named

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Update

Monday, September 30th

4.15pm – Gardaí investigating the road traffic collision in Quinspool, Parteen Co. Clare that occurred on the 26th September 2019, have released the names of the two male fatalities.

Patrick Hogan of Thomondgate, Limerick, aged 30 years and Jonathon Healy of Kileely, Limerick, aged 24 years were fatally injured in the collision.

Details of the post mortem results are not being released at this time for operational reasons.

The R464 was closed following the collision - © The Clare Herald 2019

Two people have died and two others seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in East Clare overnight.

Emergency services were alerted at around midnight to the collision at Quinspool, Parteen.

Two males in their early 20s were taken to University Hospital Limerick with what have been described as “serious injuries.”

Gardaí have confirmed: “It’s understood at this time one vehicle was involved. Two persons were pronounced dead and remain at the scene.”

A number of National Ambulance Service resources responded to the incident along with units of Limerick Fire Service and Gardaí.

It’s believed the car left the main road before colliding with a wall and bursting into flames. It’s also understood that an adult and a child died in the tragedy.

The road remains closed with local diversions are in place pending completion of a technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators.

The scene at Quinspool near Parteen this morning – © The Clare Herald 2019

An incident room has been set up at Mayorstone Park Garda Station and Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

“Gardaí want to hear particularly from any motorists who were travelling in the area between 12am and 1am who may have Dashcam footage,” a spokesman said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayorstone Park Garda Station on 061 456 980 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

 

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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.

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