Fatal Collision at Co. Monaghan/Armagh Border

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Co. Monaghan on 25th January 2019.

Shortly before 6pm Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a single car crash on the R213 near the Monaghan – Armagh border at Killyneill Cross. The alarm was raised when a car travelling on the route left the road and ended up in a bog / marsh. The occupants of the car, a man and woman in their 70s, were removed from the car and pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The road was closed and local diversions put in place. The local Coroner Dr Watters attended at the scene and both bodies will be removed to the mortuary at Monaghan Hospital later the same evening.

Garda forensic collision investigators are due to examine the scene in the morning that follows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Monaghan 047-77200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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Written by Jasmine Woolley