Friday 22 September 2017

Young man killed after van collides with tree on Sunday morning

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A young man has died after the van he was driving struck a tree on Sunday morning.

Gardaí are investigating the collision in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon which occurred at approximately 8am.

"The single vehicle collision occurred on the R293 Ballaghaderreen to Gurteen Road," a garda spokesman said. 

"A man in his 20s, who was the sole occupant of a van is believed to have collided with a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has since been removed to Roscommon University Hospital."

Diversions have been put in place on the R293 to facilitate the Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Witnesses are asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094-9621630, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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