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Witness appeal after two young people killed in collision between car and truck in Co Meath

The collision happened at around 1.10pm at Dunmoe, Navan.

The N51 approaching Slane.
The N51 approaching Slane.
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Updated Jun 17th 2020, 7:47 PM

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after two people, a man and a woman, were killed in a collision involving a car and a lorry in Co Meath earlier today. 

The collision happened at around 1.10pm at Dunmoe, Navan. 

The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man, and the passenger, a 21-year-old woman, were both fatally injured. 

Both their bodies have been removed from the scene and taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan where a post-mortem examination will take place tomorrow morning.

Gardaí, ambulance services and the fire brigade attended the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a 31-year-old man, was uninjured. He was arrested at the scene and taken to Navan Garda Station where he was later released. Investigations are ongoing. 

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are at the scene, the road remains closed and diversions are in place. 

Gardaí in Navan are appealing for anyone with information in relation to the collision to come forward. 

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Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage, including dashcam footage, who were travelling on the N51 between Navan and Slane from 12.30pm and 1.15pm to make the footage available to them. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 907 9930, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

With reporting by Elaine Keogh

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