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Man (20s) dies in Kilkenny road crash overnight

A woman in her thirties was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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A MAN IN his twenties has died in a single vehicle collision this morning.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a collision at around 1am this morning, which occurred at Knockwilliam, Ballyhale, in Kilkenny.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger in her 30s was removed to University Hospital Waterford with serious injuries.

From initial inquiries at the scene it’s understood the car left the road and struck a wall. No one else was involved in the incident.

The scene at the crash site is preserved for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and the local coroner has been notified.

The road is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place.

Ballyhale Shamrocks, who were due to play Clara today in the Kilkenny senior hurling championship at 4.45pm, have postponed the game following the accident.

The game was going to be live on RTÉ.

The club added that their “thoughts, concerns and prayers of people in Ballyhale Shamrocks are with the family of the young man who has passed away and with the young woman who was injured”.

Gardaí in Thomastown are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thomastown Garda Station 056-7754150 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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