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Local journalist dies in Castro Marim head-on collision

INEMHelicopterA head-on collision between two cars on the EN122 at Castro Marim left two men dead this morning; one of them was the well-respected local journalist, Domingos Viegas from Jornal do Algarve.

The accident occurred on the road linking Castro Marim to Vila Real de Santo António. Viegas was 46-years-old and leave a wife and two children. The victim in the other car was 21-year-old Daniel Neves from Castro Marim.

The accident happened at around 09:30 this morning and emergency services were soon on the scene, as was an INEM helicopter.

Jornal do Algarve posted a brief message today as staff and its director, Fernando Reis, start to come to terms with the shocking and violent loss of a key member of their close-knit team:

“A violent head-on accident caused the deaths of two people this Wednesday morning, on the EN122, in Castro Marim. One of the dead is our journalist Domingos Viegas, 46, who leaves his wife and two younger daughters.”

The editor and team at algarvedailynews.com wish publicly to extend their condolences to the widow, daughters, and other family and friends of Domingos Viegas, their solidarity with the grief of his colleagues and condolences to the family and friends of the second victim, Daniel Neves.


Domingos Viegas and Daniel Neves