road crash

A road traffic collision has claimed the life of a man in Swinford this afternoon.

The collision between a car and an articulated truck on the N5 at Swinford near the Applegreen Store occurred shortly before 3.30pm.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene while another person was taken to Mayo University Hospital with non life threatening conditions..

The forensic collision investigation team is currently at the scene. 

The road is likely to remain closed to traffic for a number of hours.

All traffic is being diverted through Swinford town.

Diversions are in place.  

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them in Claremorris on 094 93 72080.



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