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Tragic incident Pensioner (70s) dies following fatal Co Westmeath road traffic accident

Shortly before 8am this morning, gardaí were called to the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a tractor on the R389, Mullingar Road, Kilbeggan

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A pensioner has died following a fatal road traffic accident in Co. Westmeath today.

Shortly before 8am this morning, gardaí were called to the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a tractor on the R389, Mullingar Road, Kilbeggan. 

The driver, a male in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road is currently closed to allow Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to examine the scene. Local diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the accident to come forward with any information.

They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on this road at the time with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make this available to them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Gardaí in Athlone on 09064 98550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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