Cork Crashes Kill Four

Four people have died in two separate car crashes in County Cork.

Two died following a collision between a van and a 4x4 on the Mitchelstown relief road just after 2pm this afternoon.

Earlier a three-car accident has left two dead in the County this morning.

The victims were name as Gerard O'Keefe, 25, from Duarrigle, Newmarket and James McAuliffe, 39, from Barry's Place in Newmarket. Both men died in the same car at the scene.

The collision near Kanturk on the Newmarket Road occurred at 8am.

A woman also in the car has been taken to Cork University Hospital. She is not believed to have life-threatening injuries.

The driver of one of the other vehicles involved was cut from the wreckage. He was also taken to the University Hospital in Cork.

The driver of the third car was treated for shock.

The Kanturk to Newmarket road remained closed this afternoon due to the collision and Gardaí have appealed for witnesses.


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