Man dies after two-vehicle collision in Offaly

He was the sole occupant of the car

Man dies after two-vehicle collision in Offaly

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A man aged in his 80s has died after a fatal road traffic collision in Offaly.

Gardaí in Tullamore are investigating the incident on the Charleville Road, Tullamore on Friday morning at around 10am.

The collision happened when a car and bin lorry collided, and the car impacted with a wall.

The male driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was taken to Tullamore General Hospital in a serious condition.

He passed away late last night. The driver of the bin lorry was uninjured.

The road was closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and has since re-opened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with any information, to contact them at Tullamore garda station on 057-9327-600, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.