A man has died following a two-vehicle crash near Jenkinstown in Dundalk

Michelle O'Keeffe

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Michelle O'Keeffe

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michelle.okeeffe@dundalkdemocrat.ie

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash near Jenkinstown in Dundalk

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash near Jenkinstown in Dundalk this afternoon.

The collision involving a HGV and a car happened on the R173 between Loughanmore and Jenkinstown in Co. Louth at approximately 2.15pm today, Tuesday 2nd.

One male, aged in his 40s, was seriously injured when his car collided with a lorry.

He was airlifted to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where he died a short time later.

Gardai attended the scene of the fata incident and the R173 was closed between Dundalk and Carlingford and local diversions are in place.

The scene is preserved for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information in relation to this collision to contact them, including anyone who was driving in the Loughanmore and Jenkinstown areas between 1.45pm and 2.30pm.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.