April 1, 2023

Two killed in separate road tragedies

Two men have been killed in separate weekend road tragedies.

Grdai this morning confirmed that a pedestrian in his 30s was fatally injured near the M9 southbound in the townland of Greenhills, Kilcullen, Co Kildare late last night.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Naas General Hospital.

The male driver of the car (20s) was uninjured.

Garda forensic collision investigators attended the scene this morning, and the M9 southbound between Junction 1 and Junction 2 was temporarily closed.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are appealing to any motorists who may have travelled on the M9 southbound between junction 1 and junction 2 prior to the collision or who may have witnessed the collision or who may have camera footage of the collision to contact them as Naas Garda Station on 045 – 884300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

Meanwhile, gardai are also investigating a separate collision between a lorry and a car that occurred in the Cloverhill area of Belturbet, Co Cavan on Saturday at around 2.20pm.

The driver of the car, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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