Fatal accident in Cahir

A man in his early 80s was killed in a traffic accident on the M8 in Co. Tipperary early this morning.

A man in his early 80s was killed in a traffic accident on the M8 in Co. Tipperary early this morning.

The driver was fatally injured when his car collided with a truck southbound on the M8 Raheenrow, Tipperary at approximately 2am.

The deceased was removed to South Tipperary Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place.

The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The dead man was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place.

Gardai in Cahir are investigating the accident. The road is currently closed to enable a forensic examination of the accident scene to take place and diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Cahir Garda Station at 052-7445630, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.