Three men in their 20s killed and fourth man rushed to hospital after car and lorry collide days after Christmas

A CAR and a lorry collided leaving three people dead and another hospitalised in a Christmas tragedy.

Cops confirmed the deaths of the men in their 20s after the crash in Garvaghy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland earlier today.

Inspector Hicks said: “At around 1.50am, it was reported that a car and a lorry were involved in the incident. 

“Three males, all aged in their 20s sadly died at the scene. A fourth male, also in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

“The Omagh Road remains closed in both directions between the Curr Road and the Greenmount Road, as motorists are advised to seek alternative main routes for their journey.

“Enquires are continuing and anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage or any other information, should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 240 27/12/21.”

It comes as a Boxing Day crash in Fife, Scotland left three people injured, including a five-year-old girl.

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They were in a silver Vauxhall Corsa which was involved in a crash with a blue Audi A3 on the A985 near Limekilns at around 3.50pm, Police Scotland said.

Emergency services attended and found the man driving the Corsa was seriously injured and the female front seat passenger had sustained minor injuries.

Both were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

A five-year-old girl in the rear of the car sustained minor injuries, while a two-year-old girl next to her was not injured.

Both were taken to Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.

The man driving the Audi was not injured.

The road was closed for around seven hours for a collision investigation and vehicles recovery.

Police Sergeant David Ross said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have seen what happened and has not already spoken to officers to get in touch.

"Anyone with dash-cam footage from around the time of the crash is also asked to contact us.

"If you can help then please call us on 101, quoting incident number 1877 of Sunday December 26 2021."

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