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Investigation after motorist killed and five others injured in collision

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination
This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination

Gardai are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred late last night.

Officers in Donegal have launched an investigation into the fatal road traffic collision. which occurred on the N15 at Drumcroil, Ballintra. 
 
At approximately 10.30pm, a 70-year-old man was fatally injured when the SUV he was driving was involved in a collision with a jeep. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Sligo General Hospital.  
 
The three other passengers in the SUV, one male and two female, were taken to Sligo General Hospital with injuries described as serious but not life threatening.
 
The driver and passenger of the second vehicle, the jeep, were also taken to Sligo General Hospital with injuries described as minor. 
 
This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place. 
 
Gardai  wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Donegal Garda Station on 074 9740190, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. 
 
Elsewhere in Donegal, a 19-year-old man lost his life after the car in which he was travelling left the road in the early hours of yesterday morning.
 
The incident occurred at Tooban, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal at approximately 4.30am.
 
The male driver and female passenger, also both aged 19, were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital. The young woman is understood to be in a serious condition.