A man has died after a car hit a tree in a horror crash in Co Tipperary.
The incident happened at around 2.40pm on Sunday at Loughlin’s Bridge in Clogheen.
A man in his 80s who was driving the car was given treatment at the scene after the collision but later pronounced dead.
His body was removed to the mortuary at Waterford University Hospital where a post mortem is set to take place in the coming days.
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators carried out an examination of the scene on Sunday which has now been completed, with the road now reopened to traffic.
Officers are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident, or who was travelling in the area at the time, to come forward.
Clogheen, Co Tipperary (stock image) (Image: Google Maps)
A spokesman said: “Gardaí in Cahir are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Loughlin’s Bridge in Clogheen, Co.Tipperary yesterday afternoon Sunday 1st August, 2021.
“A man in his 80s, the driver and sole occupant of a car, collided with a tree at approximately 2.40pm. The man received treatment at scene but was later pronounced deceased.
“The body of the man has since been removed to the mortuary at Waterford University Hospital where a post mortem will take place in due course.
“Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have completed their examination of the scene and the road is now re-open.
“Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling near Loughlins Bridge in Clogheen between 2.30pm and 2.45pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cahir Garda Station on 052 7445630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”
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