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Woman Dies In Motorway Traffic Accident On M8 Near Thurles.

A female, understood to be aged in her 60s, has died following a road traffic collision on the M8 motorway here in Co. Tipperary.

Thurles Gardaí are investigating the accident which occurred in the townland of Longford Pass on the M8 motorway, in the southbound lane, south of Junction 4 (Urlingford) and Junction 5 (Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary) at approximately 11:30am this morning, Tuesday.

The sole occupant of her car; she was fatally injured when involved in a collision with a truck.

Her body has now been removed from the scene to the mortuary in South Tipperary General Hospital. A post mortem is expected to take place in due course. The male driver of the truck, aged in his mid-20s, was treated for shock at the scene by attending paramedics.

The road remains closed in both directions with diversions in place as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct an examination of the scene.

Thurles Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the M8 southbound, south of Junction 4, and who may have dash camera footage is asked to make same available to Gardaí.

Thurles Garda Station can be contacted on Tel: (0504) 25100; the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111, or indeed any garda station.

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