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Husband and wife visiting from UK killed in Limerick crash

The road has been closed in both directions.

The scene of today's crash.
The scene of today's crash.
Image: Liam Burke/Press 22

Updated Jun 13th 2018, 5:37 PM

An elderly couple have been killed in a head-on road traffic collision in Co Limerick.

The two-vehicle crash, involving a UK registered silver coloured car and a domestic oil delivery truck, occurred outside Dromkeen village on the N24 Limerick Tipperary Road around 10.30am this morning.

The occupants of the car, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, were both pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver of the truck, a man in his 40s was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where his condition is not thought to be life threatening. The deceased couple are a husband and wife from the UK who were on holiday.

The crash site remains closed to traffic and local diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators and local scene of crime officers are examining the scene. The local coroner has been notified and arrangements are being made for the bodies to be removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick where post mortem examinations will be carried out.

A Garda spokeswoman stated: “Gardaí are at the scene of a serious road traffic collision between a truck and a car that occurred at approximately 11am on 13th June 2018.”

“The N24 is closed in both directions just North of Kilteely-Dromkeen village.”

“Emergency services are at the scene and local diversions are in place.”

Two units from Cappamore Fire Station attended at the scene as well as local Gardai and HSE paramedics.

Emergency services said they received a 999 call of a serious road crash at 10.36am, at a location known as The Crossroads on the Limerick side of the N24.

The road remains closed off to allow gardai carry out a technical examination of the collision scene.

Gardaí at Bruff are investigating the incident. Witnesses can contact the garda station on 061-382940.

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