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Driver dies after bus carrying 29 college Gaelic footballers crashes

Published 21/10/2015

Gardai are investigating the collision
Gardai are investigating the collision

The driver of a bus which crashed in Waterford last night has died.

The crash occurred on the N25 at Grange, Ardmore, Co. Waterford at around 10.10pm yesterday.

Some 29 passengers were on board. All passengers were uninjured.

The crash occurred when the bus left the road and entered a field. There was no other vehicle involved, a garda spokesperson said.

The driver of the bus, who is in his 70s, was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was pronounced dead early this morning.

It is understood that the passengers on board comprised a gaelic team from Cork Institute of Technology, who were returning to Cork.

Gardai in Dungarvan are investigating the collision.

Officers are investigating whether the man took ill behind the wheel before the crash.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Dungarvan Garda Station on 058 48600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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