Issue Date: 10 April 2023
Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 5:45am on Monday 10th April 2023 on the L6127 at Glennagarraun in the Ballyfruit area of Headford, County Galway.
The only vehicle involved in this collision had four occupants on-board, two boys and two girls, all of whom were young teenagers.
One boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining three occupants were taken to University Hospital Galway where a girl has since been pronounced dead.
The other occupants remain in University Hospital Galway for treatment on their injuries.
The L6127 at Glennagarraun, Ballyfruit in Headford is currently closed. The services of Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested and a technical examination of the scene is currently underway. Local diversions are in place.
Gardaí in Galway continue to investigate this collision. Gardaí are engaging with the families of all involved and Garda Family Liaison Officers (FLOs) will formally be appointed.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
Any road users who may have camera footage and were travelling on the L6127 at Glennagarraun, Ballyfruit in Headford between 5:30am and 6am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.