Tributes are flowing in for Jamie Bonner, the young man killed in last night’s road tragedy in Creeslough.
The 19-year-old from Dungloe was killed following a two car collision on the N56.
Mr Bonner was a passenger in the car which struck another vehicle around 9.30pm.
The driver and a second passenger in the car, both male and in their 20s, were removed by ambulance to Hospital in Letterkenny.
One of these men, who is from the Creeslough area, is understood to be in a critical condition in hospital.
The driver of the second car, a man in his late 50s, was also taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle of Milford Garda station appealed for anybody who was in the area between 8.30 and 9.30pm to contact them.
“We are especially looking for anybody who may have dashcam footage around this time, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on the Creeslough to Dunfanaghy road to contact us.
“This was a tragedy and we have already received a lot of assistance from members of the public.
“However, if there is anybody out there who was in the area at this time and may have dashcam footage or any further information, we are asking them to get in touch.”
The victim of the crash was from a very well-known and respected family in the Dungloe area.
The local Rosses Community school, where Jamie attended posted a tribute to Jamie and his family.
It read “The Rosses Community School staff and students wish to offer our condolences to Declan, Carmel, Shane and Ciara on the sad passing of past pupil, Jamie Bonner yesterday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam.”
Jamie’s funeral will take place this Friday.
The scene is currently preserved for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and the road at the crash site is closed to traffic. Local diversions are in place. The local Coroner has been notified of the incident.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are also appealing to road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) from along the route at the time to make it available to them.
Anyone with information is asked to Milford Garda Station 074-9153060 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Tags: