According to a Garda spokesperson, shortly before the crash, a Garda had attempted to stop a silver Audi A6 close to Castleblaney Garda Station. This car drove off and the Garda was dragged by the car for about 500 metres before it crashed into another car, a Skoda Octavia, on Main Street.

The driver of the Skoda, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, where a post mortem examination will be carried out by the State Pathologist.

The Garda, a man in his late 20s, is being treated for facial, head and leg injuries at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

-Noah Harte