February 22, 2024

Young man (20) killed in county Kilkenny road tragedy

A young man has been killed in a road tragedy in county Kilkenny.

Gardai this evening confirmed the victim, who was aged 20, was the passenger in a car involved in ‘a traffic incident’ that occurred on the R693 at Tobernapaiste, Freshford in the early hours of this morning.

The young man’s remains were removed from the scene to St Luke’s General Hospital where gardai said a post mortem examination will take place ‘in due course’.

Garda forensic collision investigators conducted an examination of the scene and the road has now reopened.

Gardaí this evening appealed for any witnesses to the collision to come forward to assist their investigation.

A Garda spokesperson added: ‘In particular, any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the R693 at Tobernapaiste, Freshford between 2.45am and 3am. are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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