Man killed as car leaves road and hits fence in Co Monaghan

Female passenger in same car uninjured - no other vehicles involved in Drumcrew crash

A man died in a road  incident on Sunday afternoon in the rural area of  Drumcrew, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan  at about 4pm. File photograph: Google Street View

A man died in a road incident on Sunday afternoon in the rural area of Drumcrew, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan at about 4pm. File photograph: Google Street View

 

A man in his 50s was killed in Co Monaghan on Sunday when the car he was driving left the road and hit a wooden fence.

The incident happened at Drumcrew, Castleblayney at about 4pm.

A female passenger in the same car was uninjured, and no other vehicles were involved.

The stretch of road where the incident occurred was closed on Sunday night pending an examination by Garda forensic collision investigators.

Gardaí appealed for witnesses to contact Castleblayney Garda station on 042 974 0668, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.