Gardai in Limerick investigate alleged violent incident before fatal crash

Gardai have appealed for witnesses
Gardai have appealed for witnesses

Gardai are investigating a possible link between the man who was killed in a head-on collision with a truck this morning and an alleged violent incident earlier in the day.

The crash happened at 8.30 this morning on the N24 one mile from Brooks Bridge, on the Tipperary side of Pallasgreen on the main Limerick to Tipperary and it claimed the life of the man, who was driving, and a young male child who was also in the car.

Gardai are now looking into an alleged incident in a house near the crash scene earlier in the day where a woman, his former partner, sustained injuries to see if they are connected.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision investigators and local diversions are in place.

The road will remain closed well into the afternoon.

Gardai wish to appeal to anyone who may have witnesses the collision or may have travelled this road between 8am and 8.30amto contact the Gardai at Bruff on 061 382940, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.