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Wednesday, 31st May 2023

Man in his eighties dies in car crash near Annagassan

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A man in his eighties was fatally injured when he was struck by a car near Annagassan yesterday evening, Tuesday 30th May 2023.

Gardaí attended the scene of the collision which occurred at approximately 7.55pm in Annagassan, Lynns, Co. Louth yesterday evening.

The pedestrian, a male aged in his 80s, was fatally injured during the incident. His body was taken from the scene to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where a post mortem will take place.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

The scene of the collision on the R166 (Castlebellingham to Annagassan Road) is currently closed pending a technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Annagassan area between 7.30pm and 8.00pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda station on 041 987 4200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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