Man aged in 70s killed after tractor overturns in Wexford

A man has been killed after the tractor he was driving overturned in Co. Wexford earlier today, Sunday, August 30.

The incident occurred near Ballinabanogue, New Ross, this morning, according to An Garda Síochána.

In a statement this evening, a Garda representative confirmed: “Gardaí attended the scene of a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 10:15am this morning, at Ballinabanogue, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a male in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene after the tractor he was driving overturned.

“His body was removed to Waterford University Hospital where a post-mortem is due to take place tomorrow, Monday, [August 31].”

The road was closed for a technical examination, it has since reopened, it was added.

Noting that Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward, the representative said:

Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage [including dash-cam] and were travelling in the Ballinabanogue / Ballywilliam area at the time to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact New Ross Garda Station on 051 426 030, the Garda Confidential Line on: 1800-666-111; or any Garda station.”

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