Sunday 25 February 2018

Elderly man dies after his tractor strikes ditch and overturns on rural road

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

An elderly man has died after the tractor he was driving struck a ditch and overturned.

The incident occurred on a small road at Ballycullen, near Ashford, Co Wicklow at approximately 11.30am today.

The man, aged in his eighties, was seriously injured when the tractor overturned.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was later removed to Loughlinstown Hospital for a post-mortem examination.  

Gardaí in Ashford are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are currently examining the scene, the road is closed and local traffic diversions are in place.

The Coroner has been notified, gardai report.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wicklow Garda Station 0404-60140 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111

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