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Man (44) dies after crashing into concrete column on M8 in Tipperary

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A MAN HAS died after he crashed into a concrete column on the M8 in Tipperary.

The man (44) was the only person in the car when it collided with the column at 3.10pm  just past junction seven southbound in the townland of Ballyknock, Cashel.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

A garda spokeswoman said: “The road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and has now reopened. Gardaí wish to appeal for any witnesses to contact them at Cashel Garda Station on 062 75840, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.”

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