Police identify Latvian national killed in road accident

Irish police have identified the victim of an April 10 one-vehicle road accident as 36-year-old Aleksandrs Alajevs, a Latvian national living in Corbally, a small town near Limerick in southeastern Ireland.

Alajevs died when his car crashed at a narrow bridge about 7 a.m. April 10 near Birr in central Ireland’s County Offaly, the Garda Press Office said. Alajevs was pronounced dead at Tullamore General Hospital.

Police revealed the victim’s identity on April 13.

Alajevs is yet another Latvian national killed in road accidents in the past several years in Ireland.

For example, in December a man from Latvia and another from Lithuania died when their car plunged off a pier at Rossaveal in western Ireland. A third man managed to escape through the car’s sun roof.

In another tragic accident, four people from Latvia died February 2006 near Buncrana in northwest Ireland. In June 2004, three men from Latvia were killed in County Donegal, also in northwest Ireland.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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