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Gardaí investigating death of 80 year old man in Leitrim

Fatal accident near Manorhamilton

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Gardai investigating  death of 80 year old man following fatal traffic collision near Manorhamilton

Gardaí in Manorhamilton are investigating the circumstances of single vehicle fatal traffic collision in Co. Leitrim on Thursday.

At approximately 1pm an 80-year-old man died when his tractor struck a ditch as he drove out of a field onto a local road at Leckaun. Emergency services and Gardaí attended at the scene. The driver of the tractor was pronounced dead a short time later.

The crash site has been preserved and will be examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators tomorrow morning. The local Coroner was notified and the man’s body was removed to University Hospital Sligo where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station 071-9820620 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.