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Saturday, 26th September 2020

Man’s body found on road near Slane

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Gardaí have launched an investigation following the discovery of a body in unexplained circumstances on the N51 in Harmanstown, Slane in the early hours of this morning, Saturday, 26th September.

 Gardaí attended the scene, which is roughly half way rom Slane to Navan, at approximately 2:50am following reports of an unconscious man lying on the road.

The man, whose age has yet to be confirmed, was travelling on an electric scooter from the direction of Slane, was treated by ambulance services but was later pronounced dead.

The road is currently closed pending a technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

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An Garda Síochána are treating this incident as a possible road traffic collision.

Gardaí at Navan are appealing for any witnesses or for anyone with information to come forward.

They are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the N51 in Harmanstown between approximately 1:30am and 3:00am to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Incident Room at Navan Garda Station on 046 9079930, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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