Man dies in Roscommon crash involving car and lorry

The collision took place before 10pm on Wednesday on the N61 Athlone Road at Newtown.

The driver was pronounced dead in hospital
The driver was pronounced dead in hospital (Niall Carson/PA)

A man aged in his 20s has died after a crash in Co Roscommon involving a lorry and a car.

The serious collision took place on the N61 Athlone Road at Newtown before 10pm on Wednesday.

The driver of the car was removed from the scene by ambulance to Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, where he was later pronounced dead.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are examining the scene, and the local coroner has been notified.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage or dash-cam footage and were traveling on the N61 at Newtown at the time of the collision are asked to make footage available to gardai.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 090 6638300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Separately, Gardai are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a collision in Ringsend, Dublin, in which a woman was fatally injured.

Shortly before 8am last Wednesday, March 20, a van hit a woman who was walking at the junction of Cambridge Road and Thorncastle Street.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was being treated at St Vincent’s University Hospital but passed away from her injuries on Saturday.

An Garda Siochana have appealed for witnesses or video footage from the area around the time of the incident.