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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Two young men killed in separate road collisions this morning

One man died after incident on the N72 at Eden Hill, Mallow (Photo: Google Maps)
One man died after incident on the N72 at Eden Hill, Mallow (Photo: Google Maps)

Catherine Devine and Geraldine Gittens

Two men have died in separate road collisions on Monday morning.

One man died after his car collided with a truck in Cork at 4.30am. Another man was killed when the car he was driving collided with a van near the Longford/Westmeath border at 6am.

In Cork, the man in his early thirties was fatally injured in the collision and was pronounced dead shortly after the crash at 4:30am.

He was the sole occupant of the car that collided with the truck on the N72 at Longueville, Eden Hill, Mallow.

He was pronounced dead at scene.

His body was taken to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem is to be arranged. He was the sole occupant of this car. No other injuries were reported.

The N72 is closed at Longville to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Meanwhile, the other man in his 30s died when the car he was driving collided with a van on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Rathowen, County Longford/Westmeath at around 6am.

He was the sole occupant of this car and was pronounced dead at scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the van, a man, aged in his early 30s was brought to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore with serious non-life threatening injuries.

A section of the N4 is currently closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision investigators. Diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Granard Garda Station on 043 6687660, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Separately, gardai are hunting for a driver in a hit-and-run incident in Dublin which has left a man in a serious condition.

26-year-old male cyclist was hit by a car in the early hours of Saturday in Baldoyle, north Dublin, and taken to Beaumont Hospital.

While his condition has improved, he remains seriously ill.

Gardai are searching for the driver of a black Volvo that was found in Coolock.

In another incident, a woman in her 40s was killed on Saturday night when her motorbike crashed into a central divide on the M9 motor-way in Kildare.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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