Man dies after crashing into empty house

A man has died after the van he was in crashed into a vacant house near Ballybofey in Co Donegal.

The collision happened on the N15 at Cashelnaveen at around 11.15pm last night.

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The man, who was the only occupant of the van, was pronounced dead on the scene.

A spokesperson for the Irish police force, An Garda Siochana, said: “Gardaí are investigating a fatal single vehicle collision that occurred on the N15 at Cashelnavene, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, on 3/12/18 at approximately 11:15pm.

“A man in his late 20s, the sole occupant of a van, collided with a vacant house. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. The remains have been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital.

“The road currently remains closed for a Garda Technical Examination and diversions are in place.”

The spokesperson added: “Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who was travelling in the area between 10:30pm and 11:30pm on 3rd December 2018 to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100.”