Three people have died following a car crash in the Republic of Ireland on New Year’s Eve.

Two cars collided on the N52 slip road in Kells, just off the M3 motorway, at around 4.45pm on New Year’s Eve.

The driver and passenger – both in their 20s – in one of the cars and the woman driving the other vehicle were killed.

Three people have died after two cars collided on the N52 slip road in Kells, just off the M3 motorway in the Republic of Ireland at around 4.45pm on New Year's Eve

Three people have died after two cars collided on the N52 slip road in Kells, just off the M3 motorway in the Republic of Ireland at around 4.45pm on New Year's Eve

Three people have died after two cars collided on the N52 slip road in Kells, just off the M3 motorway in the Republic of Ireland at around 4.45pm on New Year’s Eve

Three children were taken to hospital for treatment, including a 12-year-old girl who is understood to be in a serious condition. 

The road was closed for a technical examination, but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses, particularly any road users who were travelling in the area at the time.

Meath East TD Thomas Byrne has expressed his condolences to the families of the three people who died.

In a post on Twitter, the Minister for European Affairs said: “My deepest sympathies to the families of the bereaved and prayerful thoughts with the injured.”

Gardai have launched an appeal for information with witnesses and drivers with dash-cam footage who were in the area asked to come forward.

A garda spokesman said: ‘Kells Gardaí are investigating a 2 car fatal traffic collision on the N52, Lloyds, Kells, Co.Meath which occurred 31/12/2021 shortly after 4pm.

‘Any person travelling in the area or with any information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Gardaí at Kells at 046 9280820.

‘3 persons (2 female and 1 male all in their 20s were deceased), 3 children were taken to hospital for treatment. Gardaí have completed a forensic examination of the scene, investigations are ongoing.’

Source: | This article originally belongs to Daily Mail

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