Elderly couple dies following head-on collision with lorry in Limerick
Investigations are ongoing.
An elderly man and woman have died following a collision involving a car and truck in Limerick.
Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a head-on collision which involved a car and a lorry shortly before 11am on Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred on a straight stretch of road at Gortnadromin near the village of Dromkeen on the N24 Limerick to Tipperary road.
The occupants of the car; a man in his 80s and woman in her 70s, were both pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. It's understood that the deceased are a husband and wife who were visiting from the U.K.
The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s, was taken from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. His condition is not considered to be life-threatening.
The scene of the crash is currently closed to facilitate forensic investigation. Local diversions are in place.
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local Divisional scene of crime officers are currently 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.
Gardaí in Bruff are also appealing for witnesses of the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Bruff 061-382940 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.