Man (70s) killed in two vehicle crash in Offaly

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to the collision to come forward

A man in his early 70s has been killed and a man in his mid 30s has been hospitalised following a two vehicle road collision in Co Offaly.

Gardaí are investigating the fatal road crash that occurred just after 10am on Monday morning.

The accident happened on the N52 at Bunaterin, Tullamore, Co Offaly.

The male driver (early 70s) and sole occupant of the first vehicle was fatally injured. His body was removed from the scene and taken to Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore where a post mortem will take place in due course.


The male driver of the second vehicle who is in his mid 30s received nonlife-threatening injuries and was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore for treatment.

The road was closed and the Forensic Collision Investigators have conducted their examination of the scene and the road has now reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling in the area at this time and may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on (057) 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.