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Thursday 29 September 2016

Two killed in separate road traffic accidents this morning

Man (24) killed after being struck by lorry on rural Monaghan road while a man in his 30s was killed in Louth

Published 20/11/2015 | 07:40

The stretch of road close to where the accident happened
The stretch of road close to where the accident happened

Two men have been killed in separate road traffic accidents this morning.

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A man (24) was killed in Castleblaney Co Monaghan after a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian occurred at around 2am at Drumquill, on the Castleblaney to Annyalla road.

Meanwhile, a man (36) has been killed in a two-car crash in Louth, which occurred in Monasterboice at around 6.15am at Tully Esker, on the Drogheda to Monasterboice Rd

Gardai in Castleblaney Co Monaghan are investigating the fatal road traffic collision which occurred in Castleblaney in the early hours of this morning.

The collision between a lorry and a pedestrian occurred at around 2am at Drumquill, on the Castleblaney to Annyalla road.

A man (24) was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene, where his body remains.

The lorry driver was uninjured in the collision.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and diversions are in place.

Gardai in Monaghan are appealing for witness to contact them in Castleblaney on 042 9740668, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Meanwhile in Louth, a man was killed in a crash occurred in Monasterboice at around 6.15am at Tully Esker, on the Drogheda to Monasterboice Rd.

The man, who was driving one of the two cars involved in the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man and woman (both in their 30s) were in the other car involved in the crash and have been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and diversions are in place.

Gardai in Drogheda are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have been on the road between 5.45am and 6.30am this morning the 20th November to contact them on 041 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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