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Passenger (20s) killed after car strikes ditch in Roscommon crash

The driver of the car and a second passenger were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Aug 10th 2016, 8:36 AM 14,815 4

A MAN IN his 20s has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision overnight.

The incident occurred at Ardcarn, Boyle, County Roscommon shortly after midnight.

The man suffered serious injuries when the car he was travelling in as a passenger left the road and struck a ditch.

He was taken to Sligo University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem is to be arranged.

The driver of the car and a second passenger, both male, aged 31 and 37 years old, were also taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

The scene is preserved and will be technically examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

The N4 remains open with a stop/go system in operation at Ardcarn close to the junction with the R285, Keadue Road.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Castlerea Garda Station on 094 9621630, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any garda station.

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