Donegal Rally: One man seriously injured

The people arrested were brought to Letterkenny Garda Station

The people arrested were brought to Letterkenny Garda Station

Donegal Motor Club and Motorsport Ireland have named the man killed during today's Donegal International Rally as Manus Kelly, a three-time victor of the competition.

'It was obvious throughout his recent election campaign that he was passionate and entirely committed to serving the people of the Letterkenny electoral area which he cherished.

Gardaí confirmed that there was a collision, which is understood to have happened during the Fanad Head loop during stage 15.

The Donegal International Rally is a three-day international event attracts the sport's big names and up to 70,000 spectators every year.

"Manus made a huge contribution to his community".

"He was an active fundraiser and advocate for the Letterkenny University Hospital".

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"My thoughts this evening also remain with Manus's co-driver and loyal colleague, Donall Barrett".

The Glenswilly man lost his life in a crash on Sunday's opening stage when the Hyundai i20 left the road in Fanad.

The rally, which started on Friday, was in its third and final day.

Organisers said there was an incident at 12.30 BST and said a statement would be released later.

An investigation is under way and "will be assisted by Motorsport Ireland and Donegal Motor Club".

The Donegal Rally takes place over three days each June.

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