Man Dies Following Two-Vehicle Collision In Westmeath

Three more people were taken to hospital.

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash in Westmeath.

The incident occurred at around 5:30am, this morning on the Castlepollard to Mullingar road at Gartlandstown.

The male passenger in the first car, aged in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver, a woman in her 60s was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore with serious injuries.

The two men in the second car, aged in their 30s and 20s, were also taken to hospital in Mullingar and Tullamore for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to come forward. 

It brings to 97, the number of people who've been killed on Irish roads so far this year, an increase of 12 people compared to the same time last year.

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