Monday 20 May 2019

Driver killed in traffic collision, second fatality on Tipperary road this week

Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Rachel Farrell

Rachel Farrell

A MAN in his 50s has died in a road collision on the N24 - the second fatal crash on the road in Tipperary this week.

The collision occurred on the N24 near the 'Bulmers' factory at Killaloan Lower outside Clonmel Town at approximately 11pm on Wednesday night.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses after a male driver (50s) was fatally injured when he collided with a truck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and brought to South Tipperary General Hospital where a full post-mortem is due to take place.

The driver of the truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The N24 is closed in both directions between Moangarrif R/A and Kilsheelan until further notice.

Diversions are in place but AA Roadwatch have advised motorists to use an alternative route. 

Gardaí are seeking anyone with information or anyone who was travelling the N24 Killaloan Lower outside Clonmel at the time of the Collison to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052 6177640, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Separately, a 21-year-old man died when his car collided with a truck on the N24 at Ballingarrane on Monday night.

The young man, from the village of Clerihan near Clonmel, was named locally as Jake Anderson.

Clonmel mayor Richie Molloy previously expressed his condolences. 

“The town is very shocked to hear that someone so young has died,” he told Independent.ie.

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