Two people have tragically lost their lives on Irish roads today

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Two people have tragically lost their lives on Irish roads today

Two people have tragically lost their lives on Irish roads today

Two men, one in his 40s and another in his 60s, have died following fatal road crashes today in Letterkenny and near Navan. 

Gardaí from Letterkenny attended the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the N14 between Dry Arch roundabout and the Port Road roundabout this evening Sunday July 25, 2021 at approximately 4.55p.m.

A male motorcyclist (late 40s), was seriously injured while driving in traffic. His motorcycle collided with a jeep and a tractor. He was removed from the scene and taken to University Hospital Letterkenny in a critical condition, where he later passed away. The male driver of the jeep was uninjured and the driver of the tractor was taken to hospital to receive medical attention. His injuries are non-life threatening.

The scene is currently preserved and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are conducting their examination.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the N14 this evening between the Dry Arch and Port Road roundabouts and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (074) 9167100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Meath collision

Gardaí in Nobber are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision, that occurred in the townland of Mandistown, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath this evening Sunday 25th July, 2021 at approximately 6.40p.m.

The man in his late 60s, driver of the car and the sole occupant, collided with a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed from the scene to the mortuary in Our Lady's Hospital, Navan where a post mortem will take place in due course.

The road remains closed as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are at scene. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling in the townland of Mandistown this evening and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on (046) 9036100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.