Friday 20 April 2018

Man dies following road accident

A man in his 30’s has been killed in a single-vehicle road crash in Co Laois early this morning.

Gardaí at Portlaoise are investigating the collision which occurred on the Ballyfin Road near Mountrath at approximately 6.20am this morning.

A 4 x 4 vehicle being driven by the man struck a pole, leading to fatal injuries for the victim who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The man’s body was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where a post mortem was due to be carried out.

His death is the 34th so far this year on Irish roads.

The road was currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions were put in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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