Tragedy as mum, dad and baby killed in horror 3-car crash after motorist 'drove wrong way'

A MOTHER, father, and their baby have been killed in a three-car crash after one motorist “drove the wrong way” along a motorway in Galway.

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The incident was caused by another motorist who was allegedly driving the wrong way on the M6 near Ballinasloe. This motorist also died in the crash. The car crash occurred at around 7.40pm on Thursday.

The four deceased victims’ injuries are so severe that it could take days to identify each individual.

A source speaking to the Irish Mirror said: “The bodies have not been identified yet and could take some time for that process to be completed.

“This was an awful crash.

“You just have to look at the scene and the state of the cars to see how bad it was.”

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The M6 motorway in Galway

The M6 motorway in Galway (Image: Googlemaps)

This shocking crash brings the total amount of people killed on Irish roads in the last 24 hours up to six. 

Gardai were alerted to a car allegedly driving the wrong way on the M6 motorway on Thursday night.

The car was driving westbound against oncoming traffic. 

The motorist allegedly travelled around two kilometres down the motorway in the wrong direction between junctions 14 and 15.

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Six people have died on Irish roads in the last 24 hours

Six people have died on Irish roads in the last 24 hours (Image: GETTY)

Horrifically the motorist then collided head-on with another car.

All four individuals were pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased were then taken to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, for post-mortem examinations.

Local councillor Dermot Connolly said the crash has “shocked” the town of Ballinasloe.

Six people have died on Irish roads in the last 24 hours

Six people have died on Irish roads in the last 24 hours (Image: GETTY)

Speaking to the Irish Mirror he said: “Nobody wanted to wake up to that news this morning.

“People knew on Thursday evening that there was a serious incident on the motorway locally here.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved and we issue our sympathies to the families involved.

“Also, to the emergency services who had to come out and deal with a very difficult situation.”

William Murphy

William Murphy

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