Man from Latvia is one of two dead in Ireland mishap

Irish police in Galway are investigating a one-vehicle accident Dec. 2 that left two men dead, one of them from Latvia, off a pier in the fishing village of Rossaveal in western Ireland.

Three people were in the car that left the pier and entered the water, police said. The man from Latvia and one from Lithuania, both in their 30s, died in the accident. Another man from Lithuania managed to escape through the sunroof of the vehicle without serious injury.

All three men had been in Ireland for several years and worked in the local fishing industry, according to Radio Telefís Éireann. The radio service also reported that the survivor said the brakes of the 1994 car failed, but the police investigation continues.

The bodies were recovered by the Garda Water Unit, said the Garda Press Office.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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