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Man arrested in connection with fatal crash

Man arrested in connection with fatal crash

Gardai investigating this morning’s fatal road traffic collision in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, have arrested a 53-year-old man.

The man was arrested this afternoon and is currently detained at Thomastown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

At approximately 1am a car collided with a second vehicle on the westbound carriageway of the N24 Piltown By Pass near Fiddown.

The second vehicle failed to remain at the scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a man in his 20s, was seriously injured.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body has since been removed to University Hospital Waterford for a post-mortem examination.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Thomastown 056-7754150 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.