BREAKING: Young man dies in Co Longford crash

Gardaí in Longford are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Lissagernal outside Newtownforbes, Co. Longford.

Shortly before 1am, the driver and only occupant of the car, a 22-year-old man, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.

Garda forensic collision investigators officers are at the crash site and the road is currently closed and traffic diversions are in place.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station.