Man dies following collision in Carnaross

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Carnaross yesterday evening and the R147 between Kells and Virginia remains closed.

Gardaí are investigating the fatal accident that occurred on the R147 in Carnaross, Kells, Co Meath, shortly before 9:30pm yesterday evening (Monday), October 18.

Gardaí received report that a car had collided with the back of a truck that was parked on the roadside. The driver of the car, a male aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Navan where a post-mortem is expected to take place.

The R147 road is currently closed (between Kells and Virginia) as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct a technical examination of the scene. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling between Kells and Virginia last night between 9pm and 10pm, and who may have dash cam footage, to make it available.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Kells Garda Station on 046-9280820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.