One man has died following a three-car collision in Westmeath
Six people were hospitalised with injuries during the collision.
A man in his late 30s has died following a three-car collision in County Westmeath.
The collision took place on the eastbound lanes of the N4 dual carriageway near Mullingar after 2pm.
Gardaí confirmed in a statement that he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.
His body has since been removed to the mortuary at Mullingar Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
Six people travelling in the other cars involved were removed by Ambulance to Mullingar and Tullamore Hospitals. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Gardaí forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site and diversions remain in place.
Severe #traffic delays expected due to a “serious” collision on the #N4 #eastbound towards #Dublin out of #Mullingar. #Gardaí at scene. Motorists need to seek alternative routes. Closed from #ParkHotel to #Killucan turnoff. #lifefestival pic.twitter.com/iINmJUCULg
— Westmeath Examiner (@WHExaminer) May 27, 2018
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station 044-9384000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111