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Driver dies after car crashes into ditch and catches fire

A driver has passed away after their car crashed into a ditch and subsequently went on fire.

The fatal road traffic collision occurred in the townland of Clonhaston outside Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford yesterday (Sunday, May 29th, 2022).

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:

“Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision in the townland of Clonhaston outside Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.”

“The single-vehicle collision occurred at approximately 7.30 pm on Sunday, May 29th, 2022.”

“The vehicle collided with a roadside ditch on the R744 in Clonhaston and subsequently went on fire.”

“The driver of the car, details currently unknown, was fatally injured during the collision. The body of the deceased remains at the scene.”

In the statement, which Gardaí released last night, the spokesperson said that the R744 is currently closed.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators will conduct a technical examination of the scene.

Gardaí in Enniscorthy are appealing to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them.

Gardaí have asked any person who was travelling on the R744 outside Enniscorthy yesterday evening and through Clonhaston between 7.15 pm and 7.40 pm to contact them.

Furthermore, Gardaí have asked any road users who may have camera (including dashcam) footage of this area to make it available.

Anyone with any information should contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 924 2580, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Man (90s) involved in farm accident

Meanwhile, an elderly man remains in a serious condition in hospital following a farm accident in Cavan earlier last week.

Gardaí confirmed that officers attended the scene of the incident at a property in Swellan Lower shortly after midday on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“A male in his 90s was seriously injured when he received serious injuries in a workplace accident. He was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.”

“He remains in a serious condition and investigations ongoing. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been notified of the incident and will conduct an investigation of their own,” the spokesperson concluded

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