Two men killed in separate road crashes in Kildare and Tipperary 1 month ago

Two men killed in separate road crashes in Kildare and Tipperary

Tragic news.

Update: 9.10am, 31 August.

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Two men have died in separate road crashes in Kildare and Tipperary that occurred on Monday evening.

Gardaí have said they are investigating a single-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred in the Derrycrib area of Donadea in Kildare on Monday at around 6pm.

The driver of a motorcycle, a male aged in his 70s, was fatally injured during the incident.

His body was taken to the mortuary at Naas General Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out.

The road, which is the main route between Donadea and Timahoe, is currently closed pending a forensic examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are currently in place.

Gardaí in Naas are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward.

They are particularly urging any road users who were travelling between Timahoe and Donadea between 5.30pm and 6.15pm on Monday evening and who may have camera or dashcam footage to make it available.

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"Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045 884 300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station," a Garda spokesperson said.

Gardaí have also said they have launched a probe into another single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at Mainstown in Carrick on Suir in Tipperary on Monday evening.

The driver of the vehicle, a male aged in his 40s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His body was taken to the mortuary at South Tipperary General Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out.

The road at Mainstown, from Faugheen towards Carrick on Suir, is currently closed pending a forensic examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are currently in place.

Again, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward.

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In particular, they are asking any road users who were travelling between Faugheen and Carrick on Suir between 9.00pm and 9.30pm on Monday evening, and who may have camera or dashcam footage to make it available.

Those with information in relation to this incident are asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052 617 7640, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Investigations into both crashes are ongoing.