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Gardaí have launched witness appeals following both fatal incidents. Alamy Stock Photo

Men die in separate road incidents in Tipperary and Offaly

One man died in a suspected hit-and-run this morning and the other man died after his van entered a marina.

TWO MEN HAVE died in separate road incidents in Offaly and Tipperary. 

A man aged in his 60s died after a suspected hit-and-run in Templemore, Co Tipperary, and a man, 70s, died after the van he was driving entered a river in Co Offaly. 

Gardaí have launched witness appeals for both incidents. 

In the Tipperary incident, a spokesperson said gardaí were alerted to reports of a man in his 60s who had been located on the side of the R433 road near Clonmore Village in Tipperary shortly after 1am.

The man was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

His body is still at the scene and the road will remain closed this morning to allow for a technical examination of the area.

Gardaí are investigating the incident and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed it to come forward, particularly any road users “between 1am and 1.20am”, a statement said.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Thurles Garda Station on 0504 25100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station,” it added.

Regarding the second incident, gardaí stated that a van entered the water at approximately 5.30pm.

“Emergency services arrived to scene shortly after and treated the driver of the van, a man in his 70s, at the scene,” the Garda statement said.

“The man was taken to Ballinasloe Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.”

He was alone in the vehicle at the time and the scene is currently preserved by gardaí to allow a technical examination to be carried out.
Gardaí said they are also appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 9169 710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station,” a spokesperson said. 
With reporting by Eoghan Dalton