Man in his 50s killed in early morning car crash


A man in his 50s was killed in a single vehicle crash in Roscommon on Thursday morning.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N60 in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon this morning.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:40am in the townland of Harristown, outside Castlerea.

The driver of the car, a male aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead a short time later.

The body of the man was removed from the scene to University Hospital Galway where a post-mortem will take place.

The road was closed to allow for a technical examination of the scene by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators which has since concluded. The road has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for any potential witnesses to this crash to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling on the N60 between 8.15am and 8.45am this morning and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094 962 1630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.