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Man dies following crash on Dundalk to Castleblayney Road

Man dies following crash on Dundalk to Castleblayney Road

A 26 year old male has died following a road crash outside Dundalk in the early hours of this morning.

The single-vehicle crash, which happened at around 12.20am, occurred on the N53 Dundalk to Castleblaney road, near the junction for Fintan Callan’s Bar and Restaurant.

The man, who was the sole occupant of the car, was seriously injured when the car hit a wall at Rathmore, Kilkerley, around three miles outside of Dundalk.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been taken to the Louth County Hospital in Dundalk. It is understood he was from the South Armagh area.

The road is currently closed for forensic examination and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at either Hackballscross or Dundalk Garda Stations.

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