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Two men die in separate early morning road crashes

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to either incident.

The N72 at Longueville, Eden Hill, Mallow, Co Cork, where one of the crashes happened.
The N72 at Longueville, Eden Hill, Mallow, Co Cork, where one of the crashes happened.
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Updated at 1.40pm

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after two men died in separate road traffic collisions in Cork and Longford this morning.

In the first incident, a man in his early 30s was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with a truck on the N72 at Longueville, Eden Hill, Mallow, County Cork this morning.

The incident happened shortly before 4.30am, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was taken to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem is to be arranged.

He was the sole occupant of this car. No other injuries were reported.

In another incident, a man died after a collision on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Rathowen, County Longford/Westmeath at about 6am this morning.

The man (aged in his 30s) suffered fatal injuries when the car he was driving collided with a van.

He was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver of the van was the only person in the other vehicle. He was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to both incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them at Mallow garda station on 022 31450, Granard garda station on 043 6687660, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.

With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald

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