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Two people killed in separate crashes in Tipperary and Offaly

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian died in the two incidents.

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Updated Sep 2nd 2018, 9:15 AM

TWO PEOPLE HAVE been killed in separate crashes in Tipperary and Offaly.

A man in his late 40s died after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a collision with a car in Co Tipperary.

The crash happened at around 6.15pm yesterday at Deerpark, on the outskirts of Carrick on Suir, on the N24.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to the Mortuary at Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. The female driver of the car was uninjured.

The road at the scene is closed to facilitate the examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052-6177640.

In a separate incident, a 38-year-old woman died after being knocked down by a car while walking just outside Tullamore, Co Offaly.

The collision took place at Muinagh, on the Clara road, shortly after midnight.

The woman was taken to Tullamore General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a 36-year-old man, was also taken to Tullamore General Hospital for treatment but it’s understood he did not suffer any serious injuries.

The road is closed to facilitate the examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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