Man, 18, dies after collision with tractor

An 18-year-old man was fatally injured on Monday night when the car he was travelling in collided with a tractor.

The accident happened at approximately 12.00 on Monday night, on the N4 at Cloonart, Bornacoola, Co. Longford. The man was brought to Mullingar Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Following the crash, the driver and other two occupants of the car were also brought to Mullingar Hospital.

Their injuries are described as minor (driver and one other passenger) and serious (one passenger). 

The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place via Roosky for traffic coming from Sligo, and Newtownforbes for traffic travelling from Dublin.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Longford Garda Station on 043-3350570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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