Gardai investigate after man is killed in two-car crash


Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Suttonsrath, Jenkinstown, County Kilkenny this afternoon shortly before 4.30pm.

Two cars collided with each other on the N77 Kilkenny-Ballyragget Road at Jenkinstown.

A man, 80 years, driver and sole occupant of one of the cars suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at scene.

His body was taken to Saint Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny.

A post mortem is to be arranged.

The driver of the second car, a man, 59 years, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Waterford University Hospital.

His condition is described as stable.

No other injuries were reported to Gardaí.

The road was closed for a period of time to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.