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Saturday 18 November 2017

Young man killed when jeep crashed off road in early hours

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A YOUNG man has been killed in a crash in the early hours of this morning.

Gardai in Birr, Co. Offaly are investigating the single vehicle fatal road traffic collision in the townland Clonlee, Kinnity, Co. Offaly at approximately 2.30am.

The driver, who was in his early 20s, was fatally injured when the jeep he was driving left the road. He was the sole occupant of the jeep. His body was removed to Tullamore Regional Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

The road is currently closed, as Garda Forensic Collision investigators will examine the scene this morning and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact them at Birr Garda Station on 057 9169710, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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