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17th Sep 2021

Two people die in separate road collisions in Meath and Donegal

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Gardaí are appealing for camera footage.

Two men have died in separate road collisions overnight, one in Meath and the other in Donegal.

A man in his 50s died in a single vehicle collision in Meath in the early hours of Friday morning.

The incident occurred on the N3 in Dunshaughlin just after 1 am.

Gardaí were alerted that a car had veered off the road and crashed into a ditch between Junction 5 and Junction 6 southbound.

The driver was fatally injured and his body was removed from the scene. The road is currently closed for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to examine the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone travelling on the M3 between Navan and Dunboyne between 12.30am and 1.20am and may have camera footage.

A man in his 80s also passed away after a two vehicle collision at Greenbank, Quigley’s Point, close to Muff, Co. Donegal, at around 5.30pm on Thursday.

The man who died was the only person in his vehicle and was fatally injured in the crash.

His body was removed from the scene and taken to the mortuary Letterkenny Hospital, with a post mortem set to take place at a late date.

The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were both treated for injuries at the scene, both said to be in their 30s.

The incident occurred on the R238 which remained closed overnight and the scene is being preserved for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to begin their examination this morning.

Camera footage from anyone travelling this road Muff and Quigley’s Point between 5pm and 5.30pm are also urged to come forward.

Gardaí are also urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward, and anyone with information about either collision is to contact either Ashbourne Garda station on 01 801 0600 or Buncrana Garda station on 074 932 0540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.