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Man released after being arrested following fatal road traffic collision in Wexford

The incident happened on the M11 near Gorey yesterday afternoon.
Jun 23rd 2019, 7:39 AM 40,155 3

Updated Jun 23rd 2019, 2:02 PM

A MAN IN his 30s has been killed in a road traffic collision in Wexford.

The collision happened at around 2.10pm yesterday afternoon, when a truck and another vehicle on the M11 near Gorey.

Gardaí said that the man was killed after his vehicle caught fire as a result of the collision, but that the male occupant of the truck was uninjured.

His body has been removed from the scene and taken to the mortuary at Waterford University Hospital, where a postmortem is expected to take place tomorrow.

A man in his 50s was arrested in relation to the collision. He was released from custody this afternoon, gardaí have confirmed. 

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí are appealing to motorists who may have dash cam footage of the incident, particularly anyone who was travelling from Camolin towards the M11 northbound to Clogh, Gorey, between 1.50pm and 2.15pm yesterday.

Witnesses are asked to contact Gorey Garda Station on 053 943 0690, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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