Four dead after crash in Wexford between lorry and auto

Four dead after crash in Wexford between lorry and auto

The road remains sealed off for a forensic examination and will remain closed to traffic until this afternoon.

There had been a number of crashes along the road in recent years, he said.

They are understood to have been trapped in the auto when emergency services arrived.

The four are all believed to be from IL and had flown into Shannon Airport earlier yesterday for the funeral of a relative in Co Wexford.

Initial indications are that several of the deceased are U.S. nationals believed to have been holidaying in Ireland.

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A couple in their 70s and their two sons died after their vehicle collided with a lorry yesterday evening.

AA Roadwatch tweeted: "The N25 Waterford/Wexford Rd is closed at Begerin Hill east of New Ross due to a serious collision".

Driving conditions were described as reasonable at the time, although visibility was somewhat restricted by mist and drizzle.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area given the road closure and the lengthy diversions in place.

GardaĆ­ are appealing for witnesses to contact New Ross Garda station on 051 426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.