Passenger dies as car hits tree in north Co Dublin

Man (22) fatally injured upon impact at Garristown and pronounced dead at scene

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the fatal Garristown crash to contact Balbriggan Garda station on 01 - 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the fatal Garristown crash to contact Balbriggan Garda station on 01 - 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

 

A man aged 22 died last night when the car he was a passenger in hit a tree in north Co Dublin.

The single-vehicle incident happened on the R130 in Baldwinstown/Garristown at about 9.35pm.

The passenger was fatally injured upon impact and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His remains were removed to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, where a full postmortem will take place today.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

The road was closed this morning to facilitate an examination by Garda forensic collision investigators, and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Balbriggan Garda station on 01 - 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.