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Witness Appeal - Fatal Road Traffic Collision - Smithboro, Co. Monaghan - 23rd May 2022

Issue Date: 24/05/2022

Gardaí in Monaghan are appealing for witnesses following a Fatal Road Traffic Collision that occurred yesterday morning, Monday 23rd May 2022.

At approximately 9:45am, Gardaí were alerted to a road traffic collision involving a Road Roller Work Vehicle that occurred at Shankhill, Smithboro, Co. Monaghan. A man in his 50s, the driver of the steam roller, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was later removed to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda, where a post-mortem will take place.

The scene was preserved to allow for a technical examination to be conducted by Garda forensic collision investigators. It has since been completed.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and to those with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77 200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.