Two young men killed in separate crashes in Tipperary and Kerry

Cyclist was struck while riding on the Gap of Dunloe Road on Sunday morning

 

Two young men have been killed in separate road collisions in Co Tipperary and Co Kerry.

In Co Tipperary, a 24-year-old man died and two other young men were injured when the 4x4 vehicle they were travelling in left the road at Dundrum at around 5am.

The man has been named locally as Sean Breen (24) from Annacarthy. He was well known in the area having played GAA with Eire Og Annacarthy. He worked with a local silage contracting company.

The other two men were taken by ambulance to South Tipperary General Hospital with what are described as non-life threatening injuries.

It is understood the 4x4 left the road and crashed into an embankment on the way back from a 21st birthday party.

In Co Kerry, a male cyclist in his 30s died when he was struck and killed by a car on the Gap of Dunloe Road near Beaufort at 8am.

The man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was not injured.

The road was closed while forensic collision investigators examine the scene and local diversions were put are in place.

The deaths bring to 67 the number of people killed so far this year on the roads, 11 more than compared to the same date last year.