Elderly man and woman die in collision in Monaghan
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Elderly man and woman die in collision in Monaghan

AN ELDERLY man and woman have died following a single-vehicle collision in Co. Monaghan this evening.

The incident occurred just before 6pm on the R213 when a car left the road at Killyneill Cross near the Monaghan-Armagh border.

The occupants of the car, a man and woman in their 70s, were removed from the vehicle but were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The local Coroner attended the scene and both bodies will be removed to the mortuary at Monaghan Hospital later this evening.

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The road remains closed with garda forensic collision investigators set t0 examine the scene tomorrow morning.

Anyone with information to contact gardaí at Monaghan on 047-77200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111.