Six people die on Irish roads over bank Holiday weekend

Six people die on Irish roads over bank Holiday weekend

A total of six people died on Irish roads over the weekend, with the latest tragedy coming in the early of this morning when a car and a lorry collided on the M1 between junction 13 and 14.

The man, who was in his 30s, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where he was later pronounced dead.

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On Saturday a man in his 40s died after a single-vehicle crash on the M6 Athlone, while Dominic Earley, who was a member of the Cavan GAA backroom team died when he was involved in a road crash in Fermanagh, also on Saturday.

In the early hours of Sunday morning a man in his 20s died and two people were injured after a single-vehicle crash in County Mayo.

Also on Sunday morning, a man in his 50s died when the truck he was driving crashed on the M1 motorway in County Meath, while a pedestrian, believed to be in his 40s, died after being struck by a vehicle in County Wicklow.