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Driver is killed in vans smash

A man in his 40s was killed and another man seriously injured when two vans crashed in Gorey, Co Wexford.

The collision happened at Tinnock at approximately 9.50 last night.

The 41-year-old male driver, and only occupant of one of the vans was fatally injured.

Gardai also reported that the 38-year-old male driver and only occupant of the second van was seriously injured and taken to St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin.

The road was closed and diversions were put in place.

The crash brings to 49 the number of people killed on Irish roads so far this year.



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