Fatal Crash Probed By Police

A new road tragedy is today being investigated by Gardaí in Co Longford where the fatal road traffic collision occurred on the N55, Ballymahon to Edgeworthstown Rd at Carrickboy.

The crash occurred yesterday at approximately 4.30pm between two cars with two people injured and taken to Mullingar hospital where the male casualty, who was in his mid 70s, was pronounced dead.

The female driver of the other car, 46, received non-life threatening injuries. There were no other occupants in either car.

Part of the N55 was then closed for an examination by Gardaí Forensic Collision Investigators for a time but the road has now re-opened.

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to this collision or to anyone that may have travelled this stretch of road around the time of the collision, to contact Granard Garda Station on 043 6687660, the Gardaí Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Gardaí Station.

Also yesterday, an elderly man died following a two-car crash along the border on the Newry bypass.

The tragedy happened at the Moneymore junction on the A1 carriageway near Newry shortly after 10.30am on Thursday and involved two vehicles.

The victim, aged 88, has not yet been named while a 34-year-old female who was the driver of one of the cars and her two passengers - a 40-year-old man and a newborn baby girl - were taken to hospital, suffering from shock.


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