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Fatal Road Incident - Banagher Marina, Co.Offaly - 20th November 2022

Issue Sate: 21/11/2022

Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances following a fatal road incident that occurred on Sunday, 20th November 2022 at Banagher Marina, Co.Offaly.


A van entered the water at approximately 5.30pm. Emergency services arrived to scene shortly after and treated the driver of the van, a man in his 70s, at the scene. The man was taken to Ballinasloe Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.


There were no other persons in the vehicle.


The scene is currently preserved to allow for a technical examination to be carried out.


Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.


Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the area are asked to make this footage available to investigating Gardaí.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 9169 710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.