Thursday 21 February 2019

Man killed and another injured following crash involving car and lorry

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A man has died and another hospitalised following a collision between a car and a lorry.

The incident occurred on Tuesday on the N5 near Swinford, Co Mayo at around 3.40pm.

The man - aged 61 - was pronounced dead at the scene.

A male passenger in his 20s was rushed by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

The road is to remain closed overnight to facilitate forensic investigators.

Local diversions are in place.

Gardai in Claremorris have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on (094) 937 2080.

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