Gardaí interview witnesses to fatal crash near Tullamore

THE Garda investigation into Friday’s horrific crash near Tullamore that saw four young men perish is ongoing and a number of witnesses that have come forward with information are currently being interviewed.

THE Garda investigation into Friday’s horrific crash near Tullamore that saw four young men perish is ongoing and a number of witnesses that have come forward with information are currently being interviewed.

Inspector Kieran Keyes revealed that a technical examination of both vehicles has been completed and they are awaiting results.

It is believed the accident occurred as the Honda Civic car, in which the four Portarlington men were travelling, was attempting to overtake.

Insp Keyes said it was ‘too early to determine’ what precisely caused the accident, the worst witnessed on midland roads in recent decades.

Since their appeal for witnesses, a number of people have come forward and this has enabled Gardaí to form a clearer picture on the movement of the maroon Honda Civic in the hours leading up to the accident which occurred at 5.30pm.

CCTV has also been trawled and it picked up the vehicle at certain locations around Tullamore prior to the accident.

“We are sifting through all the information we have gathered and urging anyone else that may have witnessed the collision or who saw the maroon Honda Civic or the white mini bus that day, to contact us at 057 93 27600,” concluded Insp Keyes.