Sat, 23 Sep 2023

CO LEITRIM, Ireland - Gardai are investigating Friday night's collision between a tractor and a car in County Leitrim that saw the driver of the car, a man in his 80s, severely injured.

The man was taken to Sligo University Hospital in critical condition. Doctors, however were unable to save him.

The crash occurred around 5:00pm on Friday on the R280 between Drumkeerin and Manorhamilton.

The man who died was the only casualty, no one else was injured.

The R280 section of road was closed, and the services of Forensic Collision Investigators were brought in to do a forensic examination of the scene.

Investigators are appealing for any witnesses to this fatal road traffic collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dashcam) and were travelling on the R280 at Killargue, between 4:30pm and 5:30pm on Friday are asked to make this footage available to gardai.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station on 071 982 0620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

(File photo).

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