Monday 19 March 2018

Man (19) killed in two-car collision this afternoon

Gardai are investigating the collision
Gardai are investigating the collision

A 19-year-old man has been killed in a two-car road traffic accident this afternoon.

The accident happened on the Tullamore to Portarlington Road (R420) at Geashill at around 1.30pm.

The 19-year-old man was the driver of one car. The injured passenger of the car was taken by ambulance to Midlands Regional Hospital.

The male driver of the second car was also injured, and he was taken to hospital.

Garda Forensic Collision investigators are at the scene and the coroner has been notified, a garda spokesperson said.

The road is currently closed between Geashill and Clonygowan, and local traffic diversions are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Gardaí +353579327600, or the Garda Confidential number is 1800 666 111.

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