Friday 19 July 2019

Man arrested after driver dies in collision between truck and car

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Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A man has been arrested and another man has died following a collision between a truck and car in Co Wexford.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of the crash at the Clough roundabout outside Gorey on the M11 at around 2.10pm on Saturday

The vehicle went on fire as a result of the collision and the driver - who was in his 30s - suffered fatal injuries.

Gardai have arrested a man in his 50s in connection with the incident.

The male occupant of the truck was uninjured.

Gardaí are appealing to motorists with dash cam footage, travelling from Camolin towards the M11 Northbound to Clogh, Gorey, between 1.50pm and 2.15pm, to contact Gorey Garda Station on 053 9430690, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station

The road has since reopened and the man's body has been removed to University Hospital Waterford where a post mortem will be carried out on Sunday.

Meanwhile in Co Kerry, gardaí attended the scene of a three-vehicle collision on the N22 at around 1.45pm on Saturday.

The crash happened on the Clonkeen to Killarney Road just before the Loo Bridge junction.

Six people were taken to University Hospital Kerry with non-life threatening injuries.

The road has since reopened.

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