Ireland

Man killed in Co Donegal crash

Gardaí are urging drivers with dash-cam footage to contact them following a fatal crash in Co Donegal on Tuesday.
Gardaí are urging drivers with dash-cam footage to contact them following a fatal crash in Co Donegal on Tuesday. Gardaí are urging drivers with dash-cam footage to contact them following a fatal crash in Co Donegal on Tuesday.

A MAN in his 40s has died following a crash on the Co Donegal border.

The single-vehicle collision happened at Carrowreagh in the Bridge End area between 8.30am and 9am on Tuesday morning.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.

The road was closed to allow for Garda collision investigators to examine the scene, before it reopened to motorists.

Witnesses or drivers with dash-cam footage are urged to contact Gardaí.

The crash came ahead of another fatal collision in Co Tipperary on Tuesday evening, in which a three-year-old boy and both his grandparents were killed. 

On Wednesday, a three-year-old girl died following a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in the the Fairgreen residential area of Portlaoise.

Read more: Boy (3) and grandparents killed in Co Tipperary crash

Gardaí have called for drivers to take care as the latest deaths bring the number of people killed on roads in the Republic so far this year to 124.

Garda Superintendent Liam Geraghty said: "We take using our roads for granted sometimes. Using the road is probably the most dangerous thing you will do on any given day."

He added: "Across the border in Northern Ireland, we're also seeing a very, very similar increase in road fatalities taking place over there."