Two men die and two others are injured in Donegal crash

Sunday 04 August 2013 12.01
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Shaun Graham and Matthew Crawford, both from Letterkenny, died in the crash
Shaun Graham and Matthew Crawford, both from Letterkenny, died in the crash
The single-vehicle accident happened at Kinnegar Bridge
The single-vehicle accident happened at Kinnegar Bridge
Injured men were flown to hospital in Derry by Sligo coastguard helicopter
Injured men were flown to hospital in Derry by Sligo coastguard helicopter

Two men have died and two others have been injured in a car crash in Co Donegal.

The single-vehicle crash happened at Kinnegar Bridge when a car struck a tree and a wall at around 3.10am on the Rathmullan to Portsalon Road.

The young men who died in the crash have been named locally as 19-year-old Shaun Graham and Matthew Crawford, 21, both from Letterkenny.

It is understood the men were travelling from a festival in Rathmullan when the crash occurred.

It is believed that the men who died were back seat passengers in the car.

The two injured men were airlifted to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry by the Sligo-based Coastguard search and rescue helicopter.

Emergency services flew the injured men to Derry because Letterkenny General Hospital's emergency unit is closed after extensive flooding last week.

Both are believed to be in a stable condition.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination and diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone who was on the Rathmullan to Portsalon Road between 2.30am and 3.30am to contact them at Milford Garda Station on 074 9153048.

Keywords: donegal