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Two killed in collisions in Tipperary and Kilkenny

A man in his late 60s dies when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a tractor. Separately, a woman died when her car collided with a railway bridge in Kilkenny.

The N74 in Tipperary (File photo)
The N74 in Tipperary (File photo)
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TWO PEOPLE HAVE died on Ireland’s roads in crashes in Tipperary and Kilkenny.

A man in his late 60s has died after the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a tractor on a Tipperary road this evening.

The man, who was the sole occupant of the car, was fatally injured in the crash, which happened at around 5pm at Thomastown. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

A technical examination of the scene is currently being carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road remains closed.

Meanwhile a woman in her early 60s was fatally injured when the car she was driving hit a railway bridge near Paulstown in Kilkenny at around 4pm today.

The woman, who was the sole occupant of the car, was taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny where she was pronounced dead. A forensic examination of the scene has been carried out by investigators.

Gardaí have called on any witnesses to the crash to contact Tipperary Garda Station on 062 80670, Thomastown Garda Sation on 056 774150, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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