Three people killed and three children injured in horror New Year’s Eve crash

Three people have died and three children injured in a horror New Year’s Eve crash.

Two cars collided on the N52 slip road in Kells, Co Meath, Ireland, just off the M3 motorway, at around 4.45pm on New Year’s Eve.

The driver and passenger – both in their 20s – in one of the cars and the woman driving the other vehicle were killed.

Three children were taken to hospital for treatment, including two baby girls and 12-year-old boy who is understood to be in a serious condition.

The girls’ injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The road was closed for a technical examination, but has since reopened.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses.

Meath East TD Thomas Byrne has expressed his condolences to the families of the three people who died.

In a post on Twitter, the Minister for European Affairs said: “My deepest sympathies to the families of the bereaved and prayerful thoughts with the injured.”