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Tipperary Gardaí Appeal for Witnesses To Fatal Crash

County Tipperary Gardaí are anxious to interview persons who may have witnessed a fatal traffic collision in Co. Tipperary, yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services and Gardaí were alerted to a single car collision on the L4306, latter a local minor road, near the village of Bansha, South Tipperary, at approximately 3:15pm.

It is understood that the vehicle, driven by a man in his 80’s, left the road before striking a tree. The driver, sadly, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His passenger, latter a woman also in her 80’s, was removed from the scene by ambulance to Hospital for injuries sustained.

The body of the deceased man was removed from the scene, to the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford, where a post-mortem examination will now take place.

The scene was preserved for technical and forensic examinations and the road remains closed to traffic this morning, with local diversions remaining in place.

Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to this collision to come forward and also to any road users with camera footage, including dash-cam, from the area at the time, to make same available.

Contact can be made with Tipperary Town Garda station by telephoning 062-80670.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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