A man in his 60s has died in Longford after a collision between a car and an SUV.
The fatal crash took place this afternoon on a local road in Cleenrath, near Augnacliffe.
Gardai and emergency services were on the scene around 4 p.m., where the driver and lone occupant were pronounced dead some time later.
Meanwhile, two people in the SUV were taken by ambulance to Cavan hospital, and their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The road is currently closed for technical testing and local threading is underway.
“Shortly after 4pm, Gardaí and emergency services were at the scene of a collision between a car and an SUV on a local road in Cleenrath near Augnacliffe.
“The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a man in his late 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.”
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They added: “Two people in the SUV were taken by ambulance to Cavan hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
“The road is currently closed to allow Garda Forensic Collision Coroners to conduct a technical inspection.
Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the fatal crash to come forward.
And they’re asking any passerby with footage from that location to give it to them.
They added: “Anyone with any information is asked to contact Granard Garda station on 043 668 7660, Garda Security Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”
It comes as a separate, man in his 80s passed away and two others were taken to hospital after a horrific crash in Galway.
The tragic accident happened this afternoon on the westbound M6 line between Junction 18 and Junction 19.
A man in his 70s and a woman in her 20s were taken to University Hospital Galway, but their injuries are understood to be not life-threatening.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8239290/man-dead-crash-longford-two-rushed-hospital-gardai/ Man, 60, dies and two injured after car-SUV collision in Longford as Gardai appeals for information