Belfast Telegraph

Truck driver killed in ditch crash

A truck driver was killed when he crashed in to a ditch.

Gardai in Cavan are appealing for witnesses to the accident at Drummora, Crossdoney.

The articulated lorry hit a ditch on the R199, Crossdoney to Killeshandra Road, at about 9.20am on Sunday.

The driver, a man in his late 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A Gardai spokesman said investigators are at the scene.

"The road is closed and traffic diversions are in place," he added.

Gardai said a cyclist in his early 50s also died in a crash in Ballinasloe, Co Galway.

The accident happened at 2.40pm and the victim died at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe for a post mortem.

The road is closed pending a Garda forensic examination and diversions are in place.

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