Young man (18) killed and another seriously injured after car collided with tractor
An 18-year-old man has been killed and another young man is seriously injured after the car in which was travelling collided with a tractor.
The young man was a passenger in the car.
The two-vehicle crash occurred on the N4 at Cloonart, Bornacoola, Co Longford at approximately 11.50pm on Sunday night.
The victim was brought to Mullingar Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the car and the other two occupants were also brought to Mullingar Hospital.
One of the passengers and the driver suffered 'minor' injuries, while the third passenger is in a serious condition.
The driver of the tractor was uninjured in the collision.
This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and Diversions are in place via Roosky for traffic coming from Sligo, and Newtownforbes for traffic travelling from Dublin.
Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Longford Garda Station on 043-3350570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.