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19th Oct 2021

Man in his 30s killed in Meath crash

Ellen Fitzpatrick

It occurred last night.

A man in his 30s has been killed after a two-vehicle collision in Co. Meath on Monday.

A car crashed into the back of a parked truck on the R147 in Carnaross, Kells on Monday evening, with the driver of the car pronounced dead at the scene.

A male in his 30s’ body was taken to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Navan.

A post mortem is expected to be carried out in the coming days, with Gardaí launching an investigation into the incident.

The R147 road is currently closed between Kells and Virginia and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are doing a technical examination of the scene, with local diversions in place.

Gardaí are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to come forward and are specifically appealing to any road users who were travelling between Kells and Virginia last night between 9pm and 10pm, particularly with camera footage.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Kells Garda Station on 046 92 80820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.