Death – Man killed and four others hospitalised after horror crash in Mayo sees Gardai close road

Death – Obituary

A man has died and three others are in hospital after a multi-vehicle crash in Mayo.

Just after 5.30 on Monday afternoon, two cars crash collided on the N60 at Breaffy, Castlebar.

A passenger in one of these vehicles, a man in his 30s, received fatal injuries.

His body was removed to the local mortuary and Gardai say a post-mortem will take place in due course.

Four other people, three men and one woman, were taken to Mayo General Hospital to receive treatment following the collision. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The road will remain closed overnight.

A Garda spokesperson said: “A technical examination will be carried out tomorrow morning by Forensic Collision Investigators.

“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision. Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N60 Castlebar to Claremorris Road at this time, to make this footage available to them.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject's life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.