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Road death Man (50s) dies in horror crash involving lorry and two cars in Co Louth

His body was taken to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post-mortem will take place shortly.

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A man was killed in a horror three-vehicle crash in Co Louth this morning.

The collision occurred at approximately 10.30am on the N53 near Rassan, Hackballscross and involved two cars and a lorry.

One of the drivers, a man aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was taken to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post-mortem will take place shortly.

Gardaí are currently attending the scene which is being preserved for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

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

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the N53 near Rassan, Hackballscross between 10am and 11am this morning, and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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