The N60 has reopened to traffic near Ballyhaunis following its closure due to a fatal road traffic collision last night.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision which occurred on the Ballinlough road out of the town.

The incident occurred shortly before 11pm last night in the Cloonafarna 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 road was closed between Ballyhaunis and Ballinlough while a forensic collision investigation was conducted and reopened within the past half hour.

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 yesterday evening to check for video footage (including dashcam) and 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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