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sadness Young man who died in Tipperary car crash named locally as tributes paid

David Hayes died in the early hours of this morning in the single vehicle crash in the Greenane area

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David Hayes

David Hayes

David Hayes

A POPULAR young man who tragically died in a car crash in Tipperary this weekend has been described as a very friendly lad who always took the time to talk to people.

David Hayes, who was aged in his 20s, lost his life while three passengers were injured in a single vehicle crash at Greenane in Tipperary Town around 1.45am on Saturday morning.

Mr Hayes, who was driving the car, was pronounced dead at the scene while two women and a man who were passengers in the vehicle were taken to University Hospital Limerick with non-life-threatening injuries.

It is understood one of the women was seriously injured and suffered broken vertebrae in the crash.

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David Hayes

David Hayes

David Hayes

Mr Hayes was a popular young man and his family were heavily involved with local football team Cullen Lattin AFC.

Club spokesman Ger Riordan said the crash has devastated the local community and David would be sadly missed.

“He was a very affable lad. He was always in a good mood and very cheerful. He always had a word for everybody. That was the way with him. He was highly regarded and so friendly.

“My son would have been very friendly with him. Everybody is in shock locally. The fact that it happened to somebody so young is tragic.”

David played for the club at underage level while his father James was a former player and officer of the club. His brother Alan also plays with Cullen Lattin AFC.

The road where the crash occurred was closed on Saturday allow for a technical examination to take place by Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this crash to contact them. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the area at the time are asked to make this footage available to investigating gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tipperary Town Garda station on 062 806 70, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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