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Elderly man killed when his car and a truck collided in Monaghan

The crash happened at Mount Lodge Demesne on the main Rockcorry to Shercock Road at around 5pm yesterday evening.

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AN ELDERLY MAN was killed yesterday evening in Monaghan when a car and a truck collided.

Gardaí at Carrickmacross are investigating the fatal road traffic collision which happened at Mount Lodge Demesne on the main Rockcorry to Shercock Road at around 5pm.

The male driver of the car was the only occupant and his body has been removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where a full post-mortem examination will take.

The male driver and male passenger of the truck were uninjured.

The road is closed to facilitate an examination by garda forensic collision and is not expected to reopen until later this morning.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact Carrickmacross Garda station on 042 9690190, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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