Longford Road Death Probed

Gardaí at Longford town are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Bornacoola, Carrick On Shannon, Co Leitrim at approximately 8.21am this morning.

A 36-year-old man - who was the only occupant of the 4 X 4 vehicle - was fatally injured as a result of this collision.

His body was removed to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar where a post mortem will take place later today.

The scene was technically examined by Gardaí Forensic Collision Investigators and the road has now re-opened.

The sad news comes as the deadly road toll from accidents in Northern Ireland has now reached a total of 104 people.

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a road accident in Co Londonderry as he went to pick up friends for a school formal event

Eamonn McIntyre died in a collision between his car and a lorry on Boleran Road, near Garvagh, at 6pm on Wednesday.

A girl who was with him was taken to hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

See: Road Death Toll Rises


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