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Car Passenger Killed Near Roscrea Tipperary

GardaIt is with regret we report that the male passenger of a motor vehicle lost his life overnight in a two-car collision here in Co. Tipperary.

The accident is understood to have occurred at Tullaskeagh, close to Roscrea at around 7.30pm yesterday.

The man, who was aged 37, suffered serious injuries when the vehicle in which he was travelling was in a collision with a second car.

The victim was rushed to University Hospital Limerick where he was pronounced dead. A post mortem is expected to take place.

The driver of the car, who is understood to be in his early 70’s, and three occupants of a second car, all male, were also taken to University Hospital Limerick. It is understood that the latter suffered no known serious injury.

The R445 West bound carriageway, (the old N7) was closed at the Knock Road junction, Tullaskeagh to assist inspection by the Garda Forensic Collision Investigation team and diversions were put in place.

Nenagh Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Nenagh Garda Station on Tel: 067 50450; the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666111 or indeed any Garda Station.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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