Gardai investigate fatal two-car crash


Gardaí in Monaghan are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that happened in Monaghan yesterday evening.

The collision beween two cars occurred at approximately 6.30pm on the Monaghan to Clones Rd (N54) approximately two miles outside Monaghan town.

The male driver of one car, aged 68, was fatally injured in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene, and his body has been removed to the Morgue in Monaghan.

The female driver of the second car, aged 58, received minor injuries and has been taken to Cavan General Hospital.

There were no passengers in either cars.
The road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and local traffic diversions are in place.

It is expected that the road will remain closed until at least this afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station 047 77200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.