Thursday 27 October 2016

Young man (20) killed after car he was travelling in struck ditch in early hours

Published 10/08/2016 | 08:41

The road close to the scene Credit: Google Maps
The road close to the scene Credit: Google Maps

A 20-year-old man has been killed in a road crash in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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The incident occurred shortly after midnight at Ardcarn, Boyle in Co Roscommon.

The car the young man was travelling in as a passenger left the road and stuck a ditch.

He was taken to Sligo University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The 31-year-old driver of the car and a second passenger (37) were also taken to Sligo University Hospital.

They are reported as having non-life-threatening injuries.

The scene is currently preserved and will be technically examined by forensics.

The N4 remains open with a stop/go system in operation at Ardcarn close to the junction with the R285, Keadue Road.

A post mortem is to be arranged for the 20-year-old man.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Castlerea Garda Station on 094 9621630, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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