Man dies, two in hospital, after two-car accident in Roscommon

A man has died in a road accident in Co Roscommon.

There was a collision between two cars occurred at approximately 11.20pm at Carrowmore, on the Roscommon to Athlone road (N61), about 1.5 miles outside Roscommon town.

A man, aged 40, driving one of the cars was seriously injured in the collision and taken by ambulance to Ballinasloe General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

There was no one else in his car.

A female driver, aged 44, and 15-year-old girl were also injured in the second car.

They were taken to Tullamore General Hospital where their injuries are descibed as non life threatening.

The road is closed for a forensic investigation and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnessess and anyone with information is asked to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 090 6638300, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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