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Witness Appeal - Fatal Road Traffic Collision - Co. Offaly – 21st January 2022

Issue date: 21st January 2022

Gardaí at Tullamore are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in County Offaly on Friday, 21st January, 2022.

Shortly after 1:30pm, Gardaí and emergency services attended at the scene of a collision involving a car and a van on the N52 at Arden near Tullamore.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a man in his 80s, was taken from the scene by Ambulance to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, where he was later pronounce dead. 

The driver and sole occupant of the van, a man in his late 30s, was treated at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.

The road at the crash site is currently closed to allow for a technical examination to be undertaken by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and are also appealing to any road users with video footage from the location at the time of the collision to make it available to them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.