A male, aged in his 30s, has died following a road traffic collision in Carnaross.
The fatal crash, which is understood to have involved a livestock truck, occurred on the R147 in Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath on Monday evening (October 18th, 2021).
Road traffic collision in Carnaross
Confirming the news to That’s Farming this morning (Tuesday, October 19th), a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:
“Shortly before 9.30pm, Gardaí received a report that a car had collided with the back of a truck that was parked on the roadside.”
“The driver of the car, a male aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Navan where a post-mortem is expected to take place.”
“The R147 road is currently closed (between Kells and Virginia) as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct a technical examination of the scene. Local diversions are in place.”
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward.”
“Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling between Kells and Virginia last night between 9 pm and 10 pm, and who may have camera (dash cam) footage to make it available.”
“Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to contact Kells Garda Station on 046 92 80820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”
Carnaross Mart sales
Carnaross Mart issued a statement this morning to confirm that its sales will proceed.
A spokesperson for the mart said:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Main Road R147 between Kells and Virginia is currently closed.”
“Local diversions are in place. Access to Carnaross Mart through alternative routes can be utilised.”
“Carnaross Mart is open today, and Tuesday sales are going ahead. Our sheep sale is beginning at 11 am. This evening’s weanling heifers, bulls and sucklers are taking place at 5 pm.”
“Carnaross Mart thanks you for your cooperation during this difficult time,” the spokesperson concluded.