Tragedy as man dies and young woman seriously injured following single vehicle collision

16th Aug 18 | News

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses following a single vehicle collision in Co. Westmeath last night. A man tragically died and a teenage girl is seriously injured following the incident. 

The car they were travelling in hit a ditch and ended up in a field around 2.5km outside Castlepollard, Co Westmeath. 


The collision reportedly happened sometime between 10pm and 11.20pm. A 27-year-old man was fatally injured and pronounced dead at Mullingar Regional Hospital, while an 18-year-old girl was seriously injured and taken to the same hospital.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 10pm and 11.20pm last night, or anyone with any information to contact them in Mulligar on 044 938 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.