A man has died following a road traffic collision in Limerick 5 days ago

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Limerick

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A man has died following a road traffic collision occurred in Limerick in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Gardaí at Roxboro Road are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Shortly after 1.30am, Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a collision involving a van and an articulated lorry on the M7 motorway. The collision occurred on the slip road at junction 30, Rossbrien (Cork Exit).

Units from Roxboro Road Garda Station, Divisional Roads Policing, National Ambulance and Limerick Fire Services attended at the crash site.

The driver of the van, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body has since been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick.

The lorry driver was uninjured, and it’s understood from initial enquiries that the lorry was stationary at the time of the collision.

The road currently remains closed to traffic and managed diversions are in place.

Garda forensic collision investigators will complete and examination of the scene at day break. A report will be prepared for the local Coroner.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and to anyone with camera footage from the area at the time of the incident to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061-214340 or Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.