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Tragedy strikes in Co Roscommon after man is killed in crash

The driver of the car, a man in his 40s,was treated at the scene but was later pronounced dead
The road has been closed off and diversions are in place (FILE PHOTO)

The road has been closed off and diversions are in place (FILE PHOTO)

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A man has been killed after the car he was driving crashed in Co Roscommon this morning.

Gardaí and emergency services who had rushed to the scene of the collision on the N61 at Ballybay in Kiltoom, shortly after 9.30am.

They treated the man, in his 40s, at the scene but he was later pronounced dead.

The body of the man has since been taken to the mortuary at Roscommon University Hospital where a post-mortem is due to take place.

“The road remains closed at this time with diversions in place,” gardai said.

“A technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators is underway."

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision.

“We are also appealing to any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N61 at this time, to make this footage available."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 090 663 8300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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