Man killed in three car collision may have been travelling in the wrong direction

Update 10.50pm: A man in his late 30s has died following a three car collision in Co Westmeath.

Six people travelling in the other cars involved in the collision were removed by ambulance to Mullingar and Tullamore Hospitals but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A current line of inquiry is that the motorist was travelling in the wrong direction before he crashed.

The crash happened this afternoon on the eastbound lanes of the N4 dual carriageway between junction 15 Mullingar East and Junction 14 The Downs.

Gardaí and emergency services arrived at the scene shortly after 2pm.

The driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Crash Near Mullingar on the N4.

His body has since been removed to the mortuary at Mullingar Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Garda forensics are currently examining the crash site and diversions remain in place.

Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses, anyone with information can contact Mullingar Garda Station 044-9384000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Earlier: Three car collision in Westmeath, Gardaí and Emergency Services at the scene

There has been a 3-car collision in Co Westmeath.

The crash happened shortly after 2pm on the eastbound lanes of the N4 dual carriageway between junction 15 Mullingar East and Junction 14 The Downs.

Gardaí and Emergency Services are at the scene.

Traffic is being diverted onto the N52 and east on the M6.

Mullingar Hospital.

- Digital Desk


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