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Man in his 70s dies after car collides with lorry

It happened on the N5 in Roscommon at around 10am today.

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Updated 20.40pm

GARDAÍ AT CASTLEREA have issued an appeal for witnesses after a man in his 70s was killed in a car crash in Co Roscommon.

It happened at around 10am. A man in his 70s was seriously injured after his car was involved in a crash with a lorry between Strokestown and Tulsk.

He was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but was later pronounced dead. The driver of the lorry was not injured.

A section of the road remains closed as forensic tests are carried out, and diversions are in place.

The road has reopened following a technical examination and investigating Gardai are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station 094 9621630 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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