Leitrim man killed in Australian road crash

An Irish man has died in a collision in Australia.

The 36-year-old, who has been named in Australia as Francis Shanley, from Bornacoola, was on his way to work in Sydney this morning when his vehicle was hit by a truck.

Five people were hospitalised following the pile-up which involved 11 vehicles.

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The Irish consulate in Sydney has confirmed it’s offering consular assistance to the victim’s family.

The man lived in the Wentworthville area of the city and was working as a tradesman.