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Gardai investigating car crash which claims life of 22-year-old man

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File photo: The road is now closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination.

File photo: The road is now closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination.

Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

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File photo: The road is now closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination.

A 22-year-old man has died following a car crash late last night.

The single vehicle road traffic collision occurred at Milltown Lane, Ashford, Co Wicklow, at approximately 11.50pm last night.

The victim was driving the car which collided with a ditch.

His 26-year-old passenger received minor injuries in the collision and was taken to St Columcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown.

The road is now closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact Wicklow Garda Station on 0404 60140 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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