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Man dies in Laois crash after his van hit a ditch

The incident happened at around 7.30pm yesterday evening.

The Cappalug area near Killeshin.
The Cappalug area near Killeshin.

GARDAÍ IN LAOIS are investigating after a man in his late 40s died in a crash yesterday evening. 

The 49-year-old was driving on a local road at Cappalug near Killeshin when he crashed at around 7.30pm.

Gardai said it is understood the van he was driving left the road and struck a ditch. He was the sole occupant of the van. 

A spokesman said: “Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene and the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

“His body has since been removed to Portlaoise Hospital for a post-mortem examination and the local Coroner has been notified. The investigation is ongoing.”

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