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23rd Dec 2018

Gardaí investigating fatal road traffic collision in Laois

Rory Cashin

Wicklow crash

The incident occurred on Sunday morning.

Gardaí at Portlaoise are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Ballybrophy, Borris-in-Ossory, Co Laois at approximately 9.10am on the morning of Sunday 23 December 2018.

A 31-year-old male was fatally injured when the car he was driving (only occupant) collided with a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, his body was removed to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise for Post Mortem examination. The local Coroner has been notified.

This stretch of road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

Investigating Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses, to any person who travelled on the R435 Borris-in-Ossory to Rathdowney Road between 8.30am and 9.30am this morning and to anyone who may have Dash Cam footage to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

This brings the total traffic fatalities in Ireland for 2018 to over 145, with over 10 in December so far alone.

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