Gardaí in Edgeworthstown investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Legan village at approximately 11.10pm last night are making a further appeal for assistance from the public.
In additional to any witnesses to the collision, Gardaí are also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the car involved, a 99 SO registered black Toyota Avensis, travelling in the area prior to the collision.
A 27 year old male was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with a pole in the south Longford village. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to Mullingar Hospital.
The other occupant, a 22 year old male, who was the front seat passenger, was taken to Tullamore Hospital with injuries described as not life threatening.
The scene of the collision in Legan is currently closed to traffic in order to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place. It is expected to remain closed up until lunchtime today (Saturday, February 28).
Witnesses are asked to contact Granard Garda Station on 043 66 87660, Edgeworthstown Garda Station on 043 66 71002, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.