Man dies in Wexford car crash

Victim was killed when the car he was a passenger in hit a tree

21/07/2017 -- Generic Garda traffic accident road signs search words crash collision Gardai road block
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A man in his early thirties has died in a single vehicle road collision in Co Wexford.

The man was fatally injured when the car he was a passenger in collided with a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred in the townland of Bargy Commons, Cleariestown, Co Wexford on the R733 at approximately 10.40pm on Sunday night.

His body was removed from the scene to Waterford General Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.


A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene of the crash as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the fatal incident.

In reply to queries Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin, confirmed an arrest had been made, adding the investigation was ongoing.

The R733 at Bargy Commons, Cleariestown, was closed in both directions as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conducted a technical examination of the scene. Local diversions were put in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling in the area and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Wexford Garda Station on 053 916 5200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times