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Man (40s) dies in tragic two car road crash in Limerick

Two other men were uninjured in the crash

Gardai appealed for witnesses to the crash to come forward (Niall Carson/PA)

Clodagh Meaney

A man in his 40s has died following a tragic two car road crash in Limerick.

The collision occurred at approximately 10am on Thursday at the junction of Old Cratloe Road and Woodcockhill Road, Limerick.

The man, who was a passenger in one car, was killed in the crash. His body has been taken from the scene for a post-mortem examination.

Meanwhile the driver, a man in his mid 20s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, a man in his late 60s was uninjured.

The road remains closed as Forensic Collision Investigators carry out a technical examination of the scene. Local diversions are in place.

In a statement a garda spokesperson said they are appealing for witnesses.

“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.”

“Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the Old Cratloe Road or Woodcockhill Road, Limerick between 9.30am and 10am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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