Man dies, woman seriously injured in Ballinalack crash

A man in his 70s has died and a woman of around the same age has suffered serious injuries following a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a car near Ballinalack.

The driver of the lorry (male 40s) was taken by Ambulance to Mullingar Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening.

Shortly after 5:00pm, gardaí and emergency services were notified of the crash on the N4.

The driver of the car, the man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a woman in her 70s, was airlifted from the scene to Tallaght Hospital. Her condition is understood to be serious.

The deceased has since been removed to the mortuary at Mullingar Hospital and the local Coroner will be notified.

The road at the crash site is currently closed to traffic in both directions and diversions are in place.

Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Those with camera footage from the N4 near Ballinalack at the time of the collision are asked to make it available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044-9384000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.