Louth: Two men dead after car crash

Fatal road crash n County Louth Image copyright Ciara Wilkinson
Image caption The scene of the crash in which two men lost their lives

Two men in their 20s have died following a crash in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland.

The collision occurred on the road between Ardee and Collon at about 01:30 GMT on Thursday.

The men had been travelling in a car that hit a bridge and a tree.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene. The second man died later in hospital. The road has been closed for a technical examination and diversions are in place.

The police have appealed for witnesses.

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