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OAP killed as car hits truck

AN elderly man has been killed in a crash in Tipperary.

The man, in his early 80s, was the driver of a car which was in a crash with a truck on the M8 southbound.

The crash, in the townland of Raheenrow, happened at around 2am this morning.

The man's body was taken to South Tipperary Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out later today. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

Gardai closed the road for a forensic examination and have appealed for witnesses. Diversions were put in place.


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