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Four killed in road accidents

Published 12/04/2015

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses to separate crashes in which people died
Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses to separate crashes in which people died

Police are appealing for witnesses after four people were killed in separate road crashes on both sides of the border over the weekend.

A man walking on the N2 between Ashbourne and Slane at Tuiterath, Balrath, Co Meath, died after being struck by a car at around 1.30am today.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Navan Mortuary for a post mortem examination.

Diversions were put in place on the main Dublin to Derry road.

In Co Tyrone, a man in his 40s died following a crash involving a lorry and a van.

The incident happened on the Melmount Road, Victoria Bridge, outside Strabane, at around 10pm last night.

A man has been arrested and is assisting police with their inquiries, according to PSNI Inspector Johnathan Hunter, who appealed for witnesses.

Also yesterday, a man in his 30s died after the car he was driving careered into a fence on the N5 at Knockanour, Castlebar, Co Mayo shortly before 7.30pm.

He was the sole occupant of the car.

The man was taken to Mayo General Hospital where he died from his injuries later in the evening, investigating gardai said.

Separately, police have named a woman who died after being struck by a vehicle on the Gortagammon Road, Tullyhogue, outside Cookstown, Co Tyrone, just before 1 am yesterday, as Jayne Burnside, 23, who was from the town.

They have also appealed for witnesses.

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