July 19, 2024

Man (40s) killed in road collision near Kilkenny border

A man was killed in a single-vehicle road collision in county Tipperary close to the border with Kilkenny.

The tragedy occurred sometime between 9pm and 9.30pm last night at Mainstown, Carrick-on-Suir.

The driver of the vehicle, a male aged in his 40s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His body was taken to the mortuary at South Tipperary General Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The road at Mainstown, from Faugheen towards Carrick-on-Suir, was temporarily currently closed pending a forensic examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Gardai said local diversions are currently in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling between Faugheen and Carrick on Suir between 9:00pm and 9:30pm on Monday evening, and who may have camera (dash cam) footage to make it available.

“Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052 617 7640, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”

Gardai added their “investigations are ongoing”.



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