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Man In 70s Dies Following Serious Collision In Westmeath

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A man has died following a crash in Westmeath.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a serious collision involving a lorry and a car on the N4 near Ballinalack shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday evening.

The driver of the car, a man his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His body has since been removed to the mortuary at Mullingar Regional Hospital and the local Coroner has been notified.

A woman in her 70s, who was a passenger in the car, was airlifted from the scene to Tallaght Hospital. Her condition is understood to be serious.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s, was taken to Mullingar Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The road has since reopened following a forensic examination of the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Those with camera footage from the N4 near Ballinalack at the time of the collision are asked to make it available to investigating gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 938 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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