Monday 21 May 2018

Gender of victim still to be identified after car goes on fire and crashes

Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Independent Newsdesk

Independent Newsdesk

A motorist was killed when the car they were in crashed and was destroyed in a fire.

Gardai said they were investigating the circumstances of the accident which happened when the vehicle hit a wall on the N72 near Ballygalane, Lower Lismore, Co Waterford.

Forensic examinations are being carried out to identify the driver and their gender and age.

The accident happened at about 6.30pm on Thursday.

Gardai said the body was recovered from the car and taken to Waterford University Hospital.

No-one else was in the car and no-one else was injured in the accident. The stretch of road was closed to allow forensic collision investigators to examine the scene.

Gardai appealed for witnesses.

Witnesses are asked to contact Dungarvan Garda Station on 058 48600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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