Man dies following crash in Ballinalee

A man has died from injuries sustained when his van crashed into a tree at Ballinalee yesterday afternoon.
A man has died following a road traffic accident in the Ballinalee area yesterday afternoon.

A man has died following a road traffic accident in the Ballinalee area yesterday afternoon.

The 29-year-old male, who has not yet been named by official sources but is believed to be from the Granard area, was seriously injured when the van he was driving collided with a tree on the R194 road. He was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar, where he was later pronounced dead.

The road remained closed for a time while Gardaí conducted a technical examination of the crash scene.

Drumlish Gaels United confirmed this morning that they are postponing their ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event, which was due to take place on Saturday, December 27, as a mark of respect.