One dead following horror M1 motorway smash

The scene (Pic: Independent)
The scene (Pic: Independent)

A man in his mid-40s was killed when the truck he was driving struck a van, collided with a roadside embankment and overturned on the M1 motorway today.

The incident, which occurred at approximately 12:45pm, took place in the southbound lane between junctions 11 (Monasterboice) and 10 (Drogheda North).

The man’s body has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post mortem is to be arranged.

No other injuries have been reported.

A section of the M1 motorway remains closed to facilitate Emergency Services and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are in place.

 Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.