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Fatal road traffic collision at Cootehill, Cavan on the 31/8/16

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which happened at 5.55pm this evening 31st July at Station Road, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

One man, in his early 20's, was killed when the car he was a passenger in struck a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Cavan General Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

The driver and a second passenger both in their 20 were taken to hospital. The driver was removed to Cavan General Hospital and the passenger was airlifted to St James' Hospital in Dublin.

The road at the scene is closed to facilitate an examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.