Longford Gardai appeal for witnesses to tragic overnight road fatality

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

Longford Gardai are appealing for witnesses to an overnight road crash that claimed the life of a 19 year old man at Newtownforbes. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie
Gardaí in Longford are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Lisbrack, Newtownforbes in the early hours of this morning Saturday, October 18.

Gardaí in Longford are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Lisbrack, Newtownforbes in the early hours of this morning Saturday, October 18.

The collision occurred at approximately 2.15am and the male driver, 19 years, was killed when the car he was driving left the road and struck a barrier.

The driver was pronounced dead at scene and taken to Mullingar General Hospital.

The road was closed for a forensic collision examination and has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have been on the road between 2am and 2.30am on October 18, to contact them in Longford on 043 3350570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.