Friday 20 January 2017

Young men die in road crashes

Published 23/05/2011 | 05:00

TWO young men were killed in road collisions over the weekend, writes Paul Melia.

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Gardai are investigating the crashes in Leitrim and Tipperary which also left two people with minor injuries.

A 20-year old man died early yesterday in a single-car crash. His car went out of control and hit a wall at Corraneary, Aughavas, Co Leitrim, at 2.10am.

The man's name has not been released. A 21-year old male passenger travelling with him was taken to Sligo Hospital.

Witnesses are asked to contact Carrick-on-Shannon gardai at 071 9650510.

The first collision happened at 12.30am on Saturday when a 19-year-old man died after the car he was driving collided with a van at Glasdrum, Cappawhite, Co Tipperary. The van driver was unharmed, and a passenger in the car was taken to hospital.

Witnesses should contact gardai on 062 80670.

Irish Independent

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