Man, 70s, dies after early-morning crash in Co Roscommon

Man, 70s, dies after early-morning crash in Co Roscommon

A man in his 70s has died following a single car crash in Co Roscommon in the early hours of this morning.

The driver was taken to Roscommon University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead after his car struck a wall at Ballyforan around 4.50am this morning, a garda spokesperson said.

A female passenger was uninjured in the incident.

A post-mortem is due to take place later today.

The road remains closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

More on this topic

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal road accident in Co OffalyGardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal road accident in Co Offaly

Man in hospital after being knocked down by van in CarlowMan in hospital after being knocked down by van in Carlow

Motorcyclist dies following collision in WicklowMotorcyclist dies following collision in Wicklow

Elderly man escapes injury as car smashes through wall outside supermarket in ClareElderly man escapes injury as car smashes through wall outside supermarket in Clare


More in this Section

Fatal assault of homeless man in Cork: ‘More will die on our streets’, charity worker saysFatal assault of homeless man in Cork: ‘More will die on our streets’, charity worker says

Man due in court in relation to a loaded gun found in Dublin parkMan due in court in relation to a loaded gun found in Dublin park

Homeless man, 53, murdered in Cork city was a 'talented chef' who served Elton JohnHomeless man, 53, murdered in Cork city was a 'talented chef' who served Elton John

Katherine Zappone aware of distress at Tusla refusalsKatherine Zappone aware of distress at Tusla refusals


Lifestyle

Cupid must be something of a motoring enthusiast, as he had most definitely steered his way in the neighbourhood when Amie Gould and Shane O’Neill met at the Rally of the Lakes 12 years ago.Wedding of the Week: Cupid steers couple to right track

When it comes to podcasting, all it takes is one idea — and who knows where it can take you.Podcast Corner: Crimes and creatures rule at Cork’s first podcast fest

Claymation meets science fiction in this enchanting film, writes Esther McCarthy.Latest Shaun adventure is out of this world

After breaking through as a character with mental health issues in her hit TV series, Irish actress Aisling Bea is happy to take another step to stardom in a new Netflix comedy with Paul Rudd, writes Ed Power.Aisling Bea and Paul Rudd team up for new comedy

More From The Irish Examiner