Two truck drivers killed in head-on collision in Messines

Traffic cut off on IC1 road.

Two men were killed today in a head-on collision involving two trucks on the IC1 road in São Bartolomeu de Messines (Silves).

The accident happened at around 12.15am near the roundabout that links the road to the town of Messines.

Reports Correio da Manhã, the victims were two men, aged 66 and 61, who were driving each of the trucks.

GNR, INEM emergency services and firefighters were called to the scene and traffic on the road remains cut off in both directions.

A helicopter was initially deployed to the scene but was called back after the death of the two drivers was confirmed.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

By MICHAEL BRUXO

michael.bruxo@portugalresident.com