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Man dies following Longford crash

Jan 1, 2022 23:01 By Shannonside News
Man dies following Longford crash Man dies following Longford crash
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The man's car was found partially submerged in water.

A man has died following a road crash in north Longford.

Shortly after 10:40am on Saturday, Gardaí and Emergency Services were alerted following the discovery of a car partially submerged in water off the road between Granard and Ballinalee (R194) at Clonfin.

It’s understood the car had left the road and struck metal fencing before entering the water.

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Following a search operation at the crash site by the Garda Water Unit the body of a male (20s) was recovered from the water. It’s understood he was the sole occupant of the car.

The scene has been preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road is currently closed at the crash site. Local diversions are in place.
The deceased has been removed to the Morgue at Mullingar Hospital and the Coroner has been notified.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Those with camera footage from the area at the time (including dash-cam) are asked to make it available to investigating Gardai.

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