Offaly Traffic Collision-1 man dead, 35

Gardaí in Birr are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in Co. Offaly.

At approximately 3pm Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a single car crash on a minor road at Lusmagh near Banagher. It’s understood the car was travelling from Lusmagh towards Victoria Lough when it left the road and struck a wall.

The driver of the car, a 35-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. His passenger, a man in his late 20s, was uninjured. The body of the deceased has been removed to the mortuary at the Midlands Regional Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. The local Coroner has been notified.

Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene and local diversions are in place.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Birr Garda Station 057-9169710 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Written by Jasmine Woolley