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Gardaí seek local help to identify Cashel crash victims

Three men are killed after their car hit a truck on the N8 outside Cashel – but Gardaí cannot identify the deceased.

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GARDAÍ IN TIPPERARY have appealed for help in identifying three men killed in a traffic accident outside Cashel in Co Tipperary last night.

The three men – one driving, one in the front passenger seat, and one in a rear passenger seat – were killed after their car hit a rigid truck as they were travelling northbound on the main N8 Dublin to Cashel road, just north of Cashel, at 10:50pm last night.

RTÉ reports, however, that the three men have yet to be formally identified, as they are not from the locality; local reports suggest that the men were from Eastern Europe.

The bodies of the deceased remain at the scene, and forensic collision investigators are on site, trying to ascertain exactly what happened. The affected section of the N8 remains sealed off, and diversions are in place.

The lorry driver was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel, but his injuries are not life threatening. Gardaí hope that he may be able to shed some light as to how the collision occurred.

Gardaí have appealed for assistance in identifying the three deceased, and have also asked witnesses to the accident to come forward.

Cashel Garda Station can be contacted at (062) 75480, while the Garda Confidential line can be contacted at 1800 666 111.

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