Update – Three dead in latest Donegal road tragedy

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There's been another fatal collision in Donegal, this time with three people dead and another seriously injured. Two men and a woman died in the two vehicle collision. just before 1 o'clock this morning at Stralongford, in the vicinity of Trentabouy, Drumkeen.

Gardai are at the scene and the road is closed.

Meanwhile, the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has confirmed that it is carrying out an investigation following reports of Garda interaction in the case of one of the vehicles involved in yesterday morning's fatal collision on the dual carriageway outside Letterkenny.

Two men in their late teens and early twenties, named locally as Barney McGinley and Dermot Boyle, died in the head on collision when their grey Mitsubishi Charisma car - which was travelling on the wrong side of the road - struck a yellow Renault Master van on the inbound lane of the dual carriageway.

It had been reported that the young men panicked after a Garda car did a U-turn on the road and passed them but didn't follow them.

A statement from the Garda Ombudsman has said that they are investigating reports of Garda involvement in the incident.

Investigations are continuing and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.