Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision near Ballyhaunis late last night.

Shortly before 11pm Gardaí received a report of a serious collision on the N60 Ballyhaunis to Ballinlough Road in the Coolnafarna area close to the Roscommon border.

The collision involved a car which was travelling towards Ballinlough along the N60. One man (19) was pronounced dead at the scene and another male (21) was transferred to Mayo University Hospital by ambulance – his injuries are not believed to be serious.

The scene was attended by Gardaí, Fire Service and Ambulance Service personnel. The road is currently closed with diversions through Cloonfad from the Ballyhaunis side and also from Ballinlough. It is expected to remain closed over the morning while a forensic collision investigation is conducted.

The circumstances of the fatal road traffic collision are being investigated by Gardaí from Claremorris who are appealing to any persons who travelled along the N60 between 10:30pm and 11.15pm on the evening of Thursday 24th September 2020 to check for video footage (including dashcam) an make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Claremorris on 0949372080 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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