Postmortems to be carried out on bodies of three men killed in N7 crash

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Postmortems To Be Carried Out On Bodies Of Three Men Killed In N7 Crash
The fatal collision occurred on the N7 at Rathcoole in Dublin on Wednesday.
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James Cox

Updated 2.15pm

Gardaí are appealing for information after three men were killed in a road crash between a car and a lorry in Dublin on Wednesday night.

The fatal collision occurred on the N7 at Rathcoole at approximately 11.40pm when a car travelling on the wrong side of the road collided with a truck.

The three occupants of the car received fatal injuries and postmortem examinations are due to be carried out on their bodies on Thursday afternoon.

The driver of the truck was taken to Tallaght University Hospital to receive treatment for injuries which were said to be serious but not life-threatening.

The road was closed this morning to allow for forensic collision investigators to conduct an examination, but has since reopened according to the AA.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Clondalkin Garda station on 01 6667600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

They are requesting in particular that any witnesses who may have seen a dark blue BMW 3 series, registration number 06-D-47768, in the areas of Belgard, Citywest or the N7 between 11.15pm-12.00am on Wednesday to come forward.

Gsoc investigation

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As the car involved in this collision had come to the attention of gardaí prior to the incident, An Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) have been notified.

Gsoc said gardaí are believed to have commenced a pursuit in the Tallaght area prior to the collision.

A statement added: “Gsoc Designated Officers have been deployed to the scene and are currently examining the circumstances of the incident.

“Gsoc would like to hear from any potential witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam or mobile footage from the area around the time of the incident.

“Gsco can be contacted at 1890 600 800 or info@gsoc.ie.”

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