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Two men killed in separate collisions in Monaghan and Louth

In the car crash in Louth, two people also sustained minor injuries.

File photo of the N2 near Drumquill in county Monaghan.
File photo of the N2 near Drumquill in county Monaghan.
Image: Google Street View

Updated 8.50am

TWO MEN HAVE died in separate road collisions in Monaghan and Louth this morning.

The first incident occurred at around 2am at Drumquill, county Monaghan, on the Castleblayney to Annyalla Road. A 24-year-old pedestrian was struck by a lorry and fatally injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry was not injured in the collision.

Gardaí said the man’s body remains at the scene and the road is closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination. Diversions are in place.

Louth crash

In Monasterboice, county Louth, there was a collision between two cars at 6.15am at Tully Esker. A 36-year-old man, who was the driver of one of the cars, was killed in the crash.

The male driver and female passenger of the other car who are both in their 30s were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The Drogheda to Monasterboice Road is also closed this morning to facilitate a garda examination and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to each of these incidents to contact them. Gardaí at Castleblaney can be contact on 042 9740668, while officers in Drogheda can be reached on 041 9874200.

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