The two American tourists who died in a car crash in Co Cork yesterday have been named.

They were 59-year-old Peggy Sue Adams, from Ohio, and 62-year-old James Baker, from Indiana.

Mr Baker was the front seat passenger in a rented car which was struck side-on by an articulated lorry on the N20 Limerick to Cork road at the Waterloo junction.

Mrs Adams was sitting directly behind him.

Her husband, Jack Adams, who was driving and Mr Baker's wife Deborah were seriously injured in the collision and remain under medical care at Cork University Hospital.

Investigating gardaí at Gurranabraher have re-issued an appeal for witnesses to the fatal collision which happened between 11am and 11.15am yesterday morning.

Members of three generations of the same family died in a separate crash near Claremorris, Co Mayo yesterday.

They have been named locally as seven-year-old Sean Wilson, his mother Marcella Wilson, who was in her 40s, and her mother Mary Ann Wilson, who was in her 70s.

Gardaí said all three died instantly when their Citroen C3 collided with the truck.