Man and woman die in separate road collisions
The latest fatalities brings the number of road deaths to 4 already this year
A man in his late 60s died following a road traffic accident in Tipperary this evening.
The man, who was the driver and sole occupant of the car, was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with a tractor.
The accident happened on the N74 at Thomastown at approximately 5pm this evening.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.
The driver of the tractor was uninjured.
The stretch of road is currently closed for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.
Gardai in Tipperary are now investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact Tipperary Garda Station on 062 -80670, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
In a separate road collision, a woman in her 60s died following a single vehicle crash near Paulstown, Co Kilkenny this evening.
The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was fatally injured when her car collided with a railway bridge.
She was taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny where she was pronounced dead.
The section of the road was closed to facilitate the Garda Forensic team but has been since re-opened.
Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Thomastown Garda Station on 056-7754150, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
On New Year's Day, two men died in a two vehicle head-on collision near Ballina, Co. Mayo