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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Man killed after fatal collision near Dublin Airport

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An elderly man has been killed following a fatal road crash near Dublin Airport.

Gardai are currently investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the Swords Road.

The incident happened shortly after 1pm.

Emergency services are now at the scene and traffic is being diverted onto the M1.

The Dublin Fire Brigade said it had received a call about the incident at around 12:55 pm.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying that a pedestrian in his 80s was “fatally injured in a collision with an articulated truck” shortly after 1pm.

Diversions are in place and the road is expected to remain close for a number hours pending a forensic investigation.

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