Gardai are appealing for witnesses

Two people have died in a crash in Mayo.

It happened on the outskirts of Ballina just after 11 o'clock last night.

Three men were in the car involved in the crash, which happened when it hit a tree on the Killala Road.

A man in his late 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other men in their 20s who were also in the car were taken to Mayo General Hospital with serious injuries - and one later died.

The stretch of road is currently closed while Gardai examine the scene and it's not expected to reopen until this afternoon.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.