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Road tragedy Man (30s) killed in late night crash involving bus and car in Co Wicklow

It's understood that Gardaí had received reports that a car may have been travelling in the wrong direction on the road

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Gardai appealed for witnesses (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai appealed for witnesses (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai appealed for witnesses (Niall Carson/PA)

A man in his 30s was killed in a crash involving a bus and car in Co Wicklow last night. 

The male driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, however, there were no other serious injuries, according to Gardaí.

The incident happened shortly before 10pm last night on the southbound carriageway of the M11 between junctions 16 and 17 at Rathnew.

It's understood that Gardaí had received reports that a car may have been travelling in the wrong direction on the road around the time of the collision.

“Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a car and a bus that occurred at approximately 9.50pm on Monday, December 27, on the M11 at Ballynabarney, Wicklow,” a garda spokesperon said.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. No other serious injuries were reported during the course of this collision.

The main M11 southbound lane between Junction 16 and 17 is currently closed with local diversions in place. The services of Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested.

“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling in the area at the time and who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wicklow Garda Station on 0404 60140, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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