Man killed in crash on Kells to Virginia Road

Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the R147 Kells to Virginia Road, this morning (Thursday) May 18.

The collision occurred at approximately 11:55pm yesterday evening and involved a single car.

The body of a man was removed from the scene and taken to our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

No other injuries have been reported.

Forensic collision investigators will conduct an examination of the scene.

The R147 has been closed from Carnaross to the Kells Business Park entrance. Road diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have video footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the R147 between 11:30pm and 12:15am are asked to make it available to gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kells Garda Station on 046 928 0820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.