Google Inishowen News & Business Directory
   
Drop Down Menu

Three people die in Quigley's Point car crash 21.08.20

A man and two children have been killed in a crash at Quigley's Point after a car plunged into Lough Foyle.
Gardaí in Buncrana were alerted to an incident of a car in the water at Three Trees, Quigley's Point late last night, Thursday 20th August, at approximately 10:20pm.
A car was travelling from Muff towards Quigley's Point when the driver lost control and the vehicle skidded across the road, down the embankment and plunged into the water. The male driver (49 years) and two rear seat passengers, both children, a boy (14 years) and a girl (6 years) were fatally injured. The front seat passenger, a female aged 45, managed to exit the car and sought assistance.
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene and the female passenger was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The bodies of the man and two children were subsequently taken from the water and removed to Letterkenny University Hospital Mortuary. Post mortems will take place in due course.
Gardaí are appealing for motorists who were travelling on the road from Muff towards Quigley's Point between 10pm and 10:30pm last night, 20th August, or anyone who may have had sighting of a black Mitsubishi ASX, registration number 11 DL 1566, in the area (particularly road users with dash cam footage) to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
:: Return to > Top Stories    > News    > Home