Gardai appeal for witnesses after man killed in Midlands road accident

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in Westmeath yesterday.

At approximately 5:30pm a 39-year-old man was seriously injured when the car he was driving collided with a pickup truck on the N55 at Tubberclare near Athlone.

He was treated at the scene and removed by ambulance to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was the sole occupant of the car. The driver, a man in his late 20s, and the passenger, a man in his late teens, in the pick-up truck sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

The crash sites and vehicles involved were examined by Garda forensic collision investigators and the road has since reopened to traffic. The local Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination has been arranged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station 090 6498550 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.