Tuesday 24 April 2018

Man (70s) killed and second driver (30s) injured in two car crash

N24 close to the scene Credit: Google Maps
N24 close to the scene Credit: Google Maps
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A man in his mid 70s has been killed in a road crash between two vehicles.

The incident occurred on the N24 Belline and Rogerstown, Piltown in Kilkenny at around 7.30pm on Thursday evening.

The driver of one of the cars involved in the collision suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was alone in the car at the time of the crash.

The man was then removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford.

The second driver, aged in his 30s, was also alone in his vehicle at the time of collision. He received minor injuries.

The scene is currently preserved so that forensics can conduct their investigations this morning.

The N24 between Carrick on Suir and Mooncoin southbound is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who were travelling the N24 yesterday evening between 7.15p.m. and 7.30p.m. are asked to contact them.

Elsewhere, motorists are advised to be wary of possible black ice on the roads this morning.

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