Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man killed in Cork crash

Two teenagers were airlifted to hospital following the crash yesterday afternoon

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man killed in Cork crash

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Updated 10:30

A 39-year-old man killed in a crash in North Cork yesterday has been named locally as Patrick McMahon.

The crash, involving a van and a tractor, happened at Ballincurrig in North Cork at around 1pm yesterday afternoon.

The accident happened near Buttevant on the Liscarroll Road near the old Crossroads pub.

39-year-old Patrick McMahon was killed in the collision.

His 15 year old daughter is in a critical condition in hospital, while a 17 year old boy is seriously injured.

Both were passengers in the car. 

The tractor driver - a man in his late 20s - was uninjured.

The man's partner who was following behind in a car came across the scene moments later.

Local councilor John Paul O'Shea says there are a lot of tractors on the roads at the moment.

"It is summertime so we have a lot of agricultural machinery travelling on our roads," he said.

"North Cork is one of the heartlands of the agricultural community.

"But unfortunately for this incident, there was a tragic loss here and I think the community in North Cork are very much grieving that loss this morning."  

Gardaí have carried out a forensic examination of the scene and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.