Sunday 22 October 2017

Man (19) killed and young woman (18) in critical condition after serious road crash

N21 Credit: Google Maps
N21 Credit: Google Maps

David Raleigh

Gardai have appealed for witnesses following the death of 19 year old man in a road traffic collision on Friday evening.

The young man was driving a jeep which was in a collision with a truck, around 6.30pm, on a stretch of the N21 Limerick to Tralee Road, about 2km outside Abbeyfeale.

An 18-year old woman who was also travelling in the jeep is in a critical condition at University Hospital Limerick.

The driver of the truck was not seriously injured gardai said.

Gardai closed the road pending a detailed technical examination at the scene by a garda forensic collision inspector.

The road remained closed overnight and was reopened this morning.

Gardai and three fire units attached to Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale attended the scene.

Gardai at Newcastle West have appealed for witnesses.

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