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Fatal road traffic collision on the M1 at Monasterboice, Louth on the 9/4/15

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the M1 Motorway, Southbound between Junctions 11 (Monasterboice) and 10 (Drogheda North) this afternoon, Thursday 9th April 2015 at approximately 12.45pm.

A man, aged in his mid 40's, was pronounced dead at scene after the truck he was driving struck a van before colliding with the roadside embankment and overturned. His body has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post mortem is to be arranged. No other injuries have been reported.

A section of the M1 motorway remains closed to facilitate Emergency Services and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealling for witnesses to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.