Man killed in single car vehicle in Clonmel

Eamonn Wynne

Reporter:

Eamonn Wynne

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic accident that claimed the life of a 23 year-old man in Clonmel last weekend.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic accident that claimed the life of a 23 year-old man in Clonmel last weekend.

Callum Chambers from Roxborough, Grange, Clonmel was driving alone when the single vehicle accident occurred between the Cahir Road and Cashel Road roundabouts on the town’s inner relief road between 3am and 6am on Saturday morning.

The Ford Fiesta car left the road and plunged down a nearby embankment, where it was discovered at 7am by Gardai following a report of damage to a roadside barrier. The ambulance and fire service also attended the scene.

The inner relief road between both roundabouts was closed for a time on Saturday morning while Forensic Collision investigators attended the scene.

Driving conditions at the time were said to be good.

Callum Chambers worked as an engineer at Abbott Vascular in Clonmel and had only recently been promoted.

He gradated in mechanical engineering from Cardiff University last summer.

He was very popular among his friends and work colleagues and played soccer with the Clerihan club.

He is survived by his parents Eileen and Peter, sister Olivia, grandparents, uncles, aunts, extended family and many friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

His remains will be removed from Fennessy’s funeral home to Old St.Mary’s Church in Mary Street, Clonmel this Wednesday morning, arriving at 11.45am for the funeral service at 12 noon, followed by the funeral at The Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

The Gardai in Clonmel are anxious to hear from any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time, including taxi drivers. The Gardai may be contacted at 052-6122222.