Man dies following traffic collision outside Kells

Van driver killed in collision with lorry on the Mullingar road this morning

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the Mullingar Road Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the Mullingar Road Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

 

A man has died following following a road traffic collision this morning on the Mullingar road outside Kells.

The 46-year-old van driver was killed at 10.30am after his vehicle collided with a lorry at Lynch’s Cross on the Mullingar road in Johnsbrook. He was pronounced dead at the scene and removed to Navan Hospital. A post mortem into the death is to be arranged.

The 66-year-old lorry driver was also taken to Navan Hospital but with non life-threatening injuries.

Forensic Collision Investigators are expected to arrive at the scene this afternoon and the road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

Gardaí are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses to contact them at Kells Garda Station on 046-9280820 or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111.