Two people have been killed in a crash near Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal.

The collision, involving two cars, happened just after 2.30pm in the townland of Killyvery, which is about a mile from Newtowncunningham on the Letterkenny side.

A third person was seriously injured in the crash.

The woman who died was 34 years old. She was travelling in a Skoda car. She lived in Inishowen but was originally from Co Cavan.

The man who died was 32 years old and from Co Derry. He was travelling in a Honda Civic with another man who was seriously injured. The injured man is being treated in hospital at Letterkenny.

The area was sealed off by gardaí as emergency services attended the scene and the road will remain closed overnight.

Garda forensic collision investigators will continue their examination of the scene in the morning.

Gardaí are appealing to people who have any information which might help the investigation to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111.