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Pedestrian Pronounced Dead Following Collision Near Thurles

A male, aged in his 30s, has been killed after he was struck by a vehicle near Thurles, in Co Tipperary.

The man was walking in the area of Coolkennedy, on the N62, latter between Horse and Jockey and Thurles Town, at around 3:00am this morning, when the tragic collision occurred.

Both Gardaí and Emergency Services immediately attended at the incident scene, however the pedestrian was pronounced dead a short time later.

His body has now been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick, where later a post-mortem examination will take place.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, understood to be a van, remained thankfully uninjured.

Persons with information are being asked to contact Thurles Garda Station on Tel: 0504 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111.

The roadway remained closed early this morning, but has since reopened.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Alas, this tragic incident brings to 13 persons, the number of fatalities on Tipperary roads so far, this current year; an increase of two when compared with 2018 figures.

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