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Tragic start to the New Year in Offaly

Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018 4:15pm

Tragic start to the New Year in Offaly

Birr Gardai are investigating the accident.

A 70-year-old pedestrian has died following a road traffic accident in Ferbane early this morning.

Gardaí at Birr are investigating the single vehicle fatal road traffic collision between an articulated lorry and a male pedestrian which occurred at approximately 7.30am on the Ferbane to Athlone Rd (N62) just on the outskirts of Ferbane. The pedestrian was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Tullamore hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The lorry driver was uninjured.

The road was closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and has since been reopened.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information, in particular anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 7am and 7.20am to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 9169710,the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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