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Man killed after car strikes horse in Waterford

A 42-year-old dies from his injuries after his car strikes a horse on the N25 in the early hours of Monday morning.

A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN has died from his injuries after his car struck a horse in Co Waterford in the early hours of Monday morning.

The man was driving on the N25 just outside Kilmeaden when the accident occurred at 1:50am, and was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital but died from his injuries.

The scene was sealed off for some time yesterday while a forensic examination was carried out, but the road has since reopened.

Elsewhere on the country’s roads over the long weekend, a 75-year-old farmer from Glenties in Co Donegal died when his tractor crashed into a bridge and left a road, veering off into a steep embankment.

The farmer later died in hospital from his injuries.

A 21-year-old pedestrian was killed in on the Parnell Road in Crumlin, meanwhile, when he was hit in the early hours of Good Friday in a hit-and-run accident.

An 18-year-old was arrested following that accident, but was later released without charge.

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