Pedestrian (60s) dies after being hit by a lorry in Co Tipperary

Gardaí appealing for witnesses following incident near Burncourt, Cahir

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry on the M8 motorway in Co Tipperary.

The incident happened shortly after 3pm on Thursday on a stretch of the motorway close to Burncourt, Cahir.

A male pedestrian aged in his 60s was killed after he was struck by an articulated lorry. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lorry, a man aged in his 30s, did not require medical treatment.

The man’s body has since been removed from the scene and the local coroner has been notified.

The southbound carriageway of the motorway is currently closed to traffic between J11 Cahir south and J12 Mitchelstown north. Traffic diversions are in place and Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward. Those with camera footage from the M8 between J11 Cahir south and J12 Mitchelstown north at the time of the collision are asked to make it available to investigating gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cahir Garda station on 052-7445630, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.