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Sunday 17 December 2017

Weekend crashes claim lives of two men and pensioner

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Brian O'Reilly and Sean Ryan

A pensioner was among three people killed on the country's roads over the weekend.

Three men were killed in separate accidents in the three different counties.

A motorcyclist was killed following a crash at the Pigeons in Athlone, Co Westmeath.

The incident occurred at around 8pm when the man's motorcycle collided with three cars.

The victim (26) was treated at the scene by emergency services. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene and the coroner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone garda station on 090-6498550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Meanwhile, a man in his 70s died yesterday following an accident involving his Volkswagen Polo on the Kilkenny Road in Carlow just before 8.30am.

Anxious

The victim was named locally as Oliver 'Ollie' Kelly of McGamhna Road, Carlow, and formerly of Leighlinbridge.

Gardaí are anxious to speak to anybody who was in the area yesterday morning, or who saw the car in question.

Gardaí can be contacted in Carlow on 05991-36620.

Elsewhere, a man in his 20s was killed in an accident in the early hours of yesterday.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at Lurgans, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

The accident took place at around 12.05am when the man's car hit a ditch.

The male driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for a time yesterday as Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrickmacross garda station on 042-9690190, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Irish Independent

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