Three people have been seriously injured in a road crash in Co Mayo.

A young woman in one of the cars is described as being in a critical condition and has been taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Two young men travelling in the same car have sustained serious injuries.

The three-car collision happened at around 3.45pm on the N17 between Kilkelly and Knock at the Kiltimagh junction.

A total of five people are being treated tonight at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar.

The road is closed and is expected to remain closed overnight.