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N5 to open at midday following RTC

Roscommon motorists travelling west this morning on the N5 will face a diversion following yesterday’s fatal RTC on the Swinford Bypass.

A 61 year old man was fatally injured in the collision between a car and a truck close to the Applegreen turn off at approximately 3.30pm.

A passenger in the car, a man in his late 20s, was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The driver and sole occupant of the lorry, a man in his 30s, was uninjured.

Diversions are in place via Swinford town until approximately 12 noon Wednesday.

Meanwhile, motorists in Roscommon town will face delays on the N61 between St. Coman’s Cemetery and the County Hospital until Friday April 13th due to roadworks.

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