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Driver (86) is killed in crash

A MAN in his 80s has died and two others were injured following a two-car collision in Co Westmeath last night.

The crash happened at around 9.30pm on the N4 Sligo to Dublin Road outside Mullingar.

The 86-year-old driver and sole occupant of one of the cars was killed, while a man and a woman in the second car were injured.

They were brought to Mullingar General Hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Gardai closed the road at the scene of the collision at The Downes, about four miles east of the town, pending a technical examination by garda collision experts.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the gardai in Mullingar at 044 9384000.



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