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Crash tragedy Driver killed in horror triple crash in Dundalk was brother of unsolved gun murder victim

Mr McMahon's older brother, Seamus, was shot dead at an apartment in Saltown on March 21, 2010.

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Michael McMahon

Michael McMahon

Michael McMahon

A 54-year-old man who was killed in a horror three vehicle crash this week was the older brother of a man who was shot dead in an unsolved gun murder in 2010.

Michael McMahon from Greenacres, Dundalk, suffered fatal injuries when the car he was driving crashed into another vehicle at around 8.10am on Tuesday on the Ardee Link Road, just off the M1 at Richardstown, Dunleer, Co. Louth.

The driver of this vehicle which is understood to be a van was tragic Adam Wilson (35) from Gortin, Co. Tyrone, who was also killed in the horrific accident.

The car driven by McMahon also struck a third vehicle, understood to be a 4x4 and the driver of this vehicle was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda with non life threatening injuries.

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Seamus McMahon

Seamus McMahon

Seamus McMahon

“It is very lucky that there were not more than two fatalities in this terrible accident,” a senior source said last night.

It is the latest tragedy to strike the McMahon family.

Mr McMahon's older brother, Seamus, was shot dead at an apartment in Saltown on March 21, 2010.

Despite a large Garda investigation into the murder no-one has been charged in connection with the murder.

Father-of-one Seamus McMahon was aged 41 when he was gunned down in cold blood at an apartment when two men wearing hoodies entered the property.

There has been a total of eight arrests in relation to the unsolved murder case.

He was shot twice in the chest in the bathroom of a friend's apartment and gardai are satisfied the two killers made their getaway by climbing over a wall and fences on to the front of the estate where an accomplice was waiting in the white hatchback car, which left in the direction of the nearby Fatima estate.

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Seamus McMahon had previously been acquitted by the Special Criminal Court on a charge of membership of the IRA.

Gardai continue to appeal for information about Tuesday’s horrific car crash.

“Gardaí in Drogheda are appealing for any witnesses or for anyone with information to come forward,” a spokeswoman said.

“They are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the M1, or on the Ardee Link Road at Richardstown on the morning, to make this footage available to Gardaí,” she added.

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