Male passenger (20) killed after car leaves road in Roscommon

The driver of the car and a second passenger both survived the crash

Male passenger (20) killed after car leaves road in Roscommon

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A 20-year-old man has been killed overnight in a road traffic collision in Roscommon.

The young man suffered serious injuries when the car he was travelling in as a passenger left the road and struck a ditch just after midnight.

He was taken to Sligo University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. A postmortem is being arranged.

The driver of the car and a second passenger both survived the crash, which happened in the Ardcarn area shortly after midnight.

The two men, aged 31 and 37, were hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination by garda forensic collision investigators.

The N4 remains open with a stop-and-go system in operation at Ardcarn close to the junction with the R285, Keadue Road.

Gardaí have asked witnesses to contact Castlerea station on 094 962 1630 or the 1800 666111 confidential line.