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Man (70s) killed in Leitrim road crash

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Gardaí (Stock image/PA)

Gardaí (Stock image/PA)

Gardaí (Stock image/PA)

A man in his 70s has died in a fatal single vehicle collision.

The collision occurred at Killaneen, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim at 11am.

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the collision in which the driver and only occupant of the vehicle involved suffered serious injuries and was brought to Cavan General Hospital.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

A post-mortem is due to take place at a later date.

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

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area between 10:45am – 11:15am to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station on 071 965 0510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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