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Boy (5) and man (30s) killed in Offaly collision involving a car and lorry

The crash occurred at around 5pm today.

The stretch of road where the collision occurred.
The stretch of road where the collision occurred.

Updated May 27th 2019, 9:24 PM

A MAN IN his 30s and a five-year-old boy have been killed in a fatal collision involving a car and articulated truck in Tullamore, Co Offaly this afternoon. 

The man was the driver of the car while the five-year-old was a passenger.

A young girl was also airlifted to Crumlin Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries and a fourth male passenger was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore. 

The male driver of the truck, who was the only occupant, was taken to Midland Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

The collision occurred at Scrubb, Killeigh, Tullamore at around 5pm and a section of the N80 was closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination. Diversions are in place. 

Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene and Gardaí at Tullamore are appealing for witnesses and information.

Witnesses are asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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