Two men killed in separate road crashes in Galway and Longford

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Two Men Killed In Separate Road Crashes In Galway And Longford Two Men Killed In Separate Road Crashes In Galway And Longford
Both crashes took place on Thursday afternoon. Photo: PA Images
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Rebecca Black, PA

Two men have been killed in separate road traffic collisions on Thursday afternoon.

At around 2pm in Co Galway, a man aged in his 80s was killed in a three-car collision on the M6 westbound

The man, who was the driver of one of the cars, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 20s were taken to University Hospital Galway to be treated for their injuries which are understood to be non-life-threatening.

Later, at around 4pm, a man aged in his late 60s died following a collision between a car and an SUV on a local road at Cleenrath, near Augnacliffe, Co Longford.

The man was the driver and sole occupant of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The two occupants of the SUV were taken by ambulance to Cavan Hospital. Gardaí said their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward regarding both collisions by contacting Galway Garda station on 091-538 000 in relation to the M6 incident, or Granard Garda station on 043-668 7660 in relation to the Longford crash. Information can also be given via the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666 111 or any Garda station.

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