Man dies following Athlone road collision

The female passenger of the car has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Man dies following Athlone road collision

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Updated 18:25

A man has died following a crash in outside of Athlone, just over the Roscommon border.

The single vehicle collision occurred westbound on the M6 between the junction 13 Monksland exit and the junction 14 Ballinasloe east exit at 3:20pm this afternoon, Saturday June 3rd.

The driver of the car - a man in his early 40s - was fatally injured.

He was removed to Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe where he was pronounced dead.

The female passenger was also been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The road was closed for investigation but has now reopened. 

Emergency services are at the scene, and diversions are place.