A man driving a tractor died  in a road collision in county Leitrim yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí in Manorhamilton are investigating the circumstances of single vehicle fatal traffic collision.

At approximately 1pm an 80-year-old man died when his tractor struck a ditch as he drove out of a field onto a local road at Leckaun. Emergency services and Gardaí attended at the scene. The man was pronounced dead a short time later. His body was removed to University Hospital Sligo where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

His name has not yet been released by gardai.

The crash site has been preserved and will be examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators this morning. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station 071-9820620 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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