The Garda leading the investigation into the horrific crash which claimed the lives of four friends in West Donegal last night has appealed for information about the movements of the men’s car before the crash.
The four men, all friends in their 20s, were killed instantly when their 01DL Toyota Corolla car went off the road at Gleannhulaigh near Magheraroarty.
There was no other vehicle involved in the crash which happened around at 8.40pm.
Speaking at a press conference at Bunbeg Garda station a short time ago, Superintendent David Kelly appealed for any sightings of the car before the crash or throughout the day.
“When Gardai attended the scene they found one vehicle which was Toyota Corolla, hatchback, silver in colour and it was off the road. There were four casualties.
“Also in attendance was the HSE ambulance service and our colleagues from the Donegal County Council fire and rescue service.
“As you can imagine it was nine o’clock at night and it was dark. It was a tragic scene. Family members arrived and so there was good work done by all the emergency services in difficult conditions.
“I would like to sincere, on behalf of the Gardai and my other colleagues, to offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and the community after this tragic incident.
“I would like to make an appeal to the public and to the local community. If anybody seen that silver Toyota Corolla 01DL travelling in the direction of Magheraroarty yesterday evening prior to 8.40pm or indeed earlier in the day please contact the Gardai at Milford Garda station,” he said.
The scene of the crash remains sealed off as Garda collision investigators begin the painstaking task of piecing together how the crash may have happened.