Gardaí and emergency services remain at the scene tonight of a fatal road accident involving two vehicles that has left a man in his 30s dead.
The incident happened around 3.55pm on the N77 between the city of Kilkenny and Ballyragget in County Kilkenny.
The driver of one of the vehicles, a man in his 30s, was removed from the scene and later pronounced dead at St Luke’s General Hospital Kilkenny.
A teenage girl who was in the vehicle was taken to Waterford University Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.
The three occupants (two men in their 40s and 60s and a woman in her 40s) in the second vehicle were taken to St Luke’s General Hospital for medical treatment. Her injuries are currently believed to be non-life threatening.
The N77 between Hennebry’s Cross and Dinan Bridge is currently closed and the services of forensic collision investigators have been called in.
The road will remain closed overnight and local detours via Castlecomber Road are in place.
Gardaí is appealing to all witnesses to these incidents to come forward to assist them in their ongoing investigation.
All road users with camera footage, including dash cams, traveling on the N77 between Kilkenny City and Ballyragget between 3.15pm and 4pm are asked to provide Gardaí with these footage.
They are also appealing to all road users who may have camera footage, including dash cam, who were out and about on Kilkenny’s Green Street between 3pm and 3.30pm to provide them with this footage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-in-his-30s-dies-in-road-traffic-collision-in-co-kilkenny-42156000.html A man in his 30s dies in a road accident in Co Kilkenny