Gardaí in Ballina are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred in Co. Mayo overnight.

A man in his late twenties was fatally injured when the car he was travelling in collided with a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other males in their twenties, who were also in the car, were taken to Mayo General Hospital with serious injuries. One was pronounced dead later.

The accident happened on the Killala Rd (R314) on the outskirts of Ballina at approximately 11.15pm last night.

There were three occupants in the vehicle, two have been pronounced dead, and one remains in what is described as a serious condition in Hospital.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Ballina Garda Station on 096 20560, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.