UPDATE: A man and woman in their twenties have been killed in road traffic collision in Co Meath

Jessica Thompson

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Lorry involved in  road traffic collision between Donegal town and Killybegs

Two young people have been tragically killed in a road traffic collision Dunmoe, Naven, Co Meath, this afternoon.

Gardaí are currently investigating the fatal crash which occurred at approximately 1.10pm this afternoon.

The collision involved a car and a lorry. Gardaí, ambulance services and fire brigade attended the scene. The male driver (23 years) and female passenger (21 years) of the car, were both fatally injured. Both their bodies have been removed from the scene and taken to Our Lady's Hospital, Navan where a post-mortem will take place in the morning.

The male driver (31 years) of the lorry was uninjured and was arrested at the scene and taken to Navan Garda Station where he was later released. Investigations ongoing.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are at scene and the road remains closed and traffic diversions are in place.

Gardaí in Navan are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this collision to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the N51 between Navan and Slane from 12.30p.m to 1.15p.m to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 9079930, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.