Man dies following head-on collision while five others injured

The scene of the fatal crash
The scene of the fatal crash

A 42-year-old man died after sustaining serious injuries in a two-car collision in Co Meath last night.

Gardai in Ashbourne are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in Dunboyne, Co Meath.

At approximately 8.50pm yesterday evening, a 42-year-old man was seriously injured when the car he was driving collided head on with a second car.

The collision occurred on the R157 (Dunboyne to Maynooth Road) at Castlefarm, near Dunboyne.

He was taken by ambulance to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, where he was later pronounced dead.

He was the sole occupant of the car.

The driver and four passengers in the second car were also removed to hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The road is closed and local traffic diversions are in place.

The scene is preserved and garda forensic collision investigators will conduct an examination this morning. The local coroner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ashbourne garda station on 01 8010600 or the garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.