Two people have been killed while taking part in a Sligo rally this afternoon, Motorsport Ireland has confirmed.
The Sligo Stages Rally was halted following a serious traffic incident that took place earlier this afternoon.
In a statement, Motorsport Ireland said it extended its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of two competitors.
The incident happened at the sixth stage of the rally at around 3pm.
Gardaí have asked that footage of this collision at the Sligo Stages Rally is not shared across social media or messaging applications.
“Anyone with video footage is asked to make this available to gardaí,” the statement adds.
The Connacht Motor Club, which promotes the Sligo Stages Rally confirmed the incident, adding that a further statement will be issued “in due course”.
Motorsport Ireland also said it has begun a full investigation with the relevant authorities into the incident.Tags: