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30th Aug 2023

Grandparents and three-year-old grandchild killed in crash in Tipperary

Joseph Loftus


This is the second fatal crash in Tipperary in less than a week.

Two grandparents and their infant grandchild have tragically died in a crash in Tipperary.

The single vehicle collision, which took place shortly before 9pm on Tuesday (August 29) evening, occurred when the car hit a wall on the outskirts of Cashel.

A man and woman (both in their 40s) seated in the back of the car, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with a three-year-old boy.

The man who was driving and a female front seat passenger (both in their 20s), later confirmed to be the infant’s mother and father, remain in serious condition at Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel.

The child’s parents both underwent emergency surgery late on Tuesday night.

It is believed that those killed and injured were all members of the same family. The road, in the Windmill Knockbulloge area, remains closed on Wednesday morning.

tipperaryLandscape photo of Cashel town in Tipperary

A spokesperson for the Gardai said: “Garda Forensic Collision Investigators (FCI) are attending the scene this morning to conduct an examination.

“An incident room has been established at Cahir Garda Station and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed to lead the investigation. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to contact the investigation team.

“Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Windmill Knockbulloge area near Cashel between 8.30pm and 9.15pm yesterday evening are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cahir Garda station on 052 617 7640, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

This crash has happened just days after another crash in Tipperary which took the lives of four young people.

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