Man dies in Co Mayo road accident today

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Man dies in Co Mayo road accident today
20:50 Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in Co Mayo today.

The incident occurred at approximately 3.40pm when a car and lorry collided on the N5 at Carrabawn near Swinford.

A 61-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. His body was removed to the mortuary at Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar for a post-mortem examination. The local Coroner has been notified.

A passenger in the car  was taken by Ambulance to Mayo University Hospital. The driver and sole occupant of the lorry was uninjured.

The scene of the collision is expected to remain closed until noon tomorrow  to facilitate Garda forensic collision investigators, local traffic diversions will remain in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 1

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