Woman killed, man critically injured in Tipperary crash

N7 closed in both directions between Roscrea and Dunkerrin following the collision

The two men seriously injured in the crash were taken to  University Hospital Limerick. File image: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The two men seriously injured in the crash were taken to University Hospital Limerick. File image: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

 

A woman in her 60s was killed and a man critically injured in a road crash near Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

The man and woman, from Tallaght, west Dublin, were travelling in a car which was involved in a head-on collision with a van around 3 pm.

The N7 “old Limerick road” remains closed in both directions between Roscrea and Dunkerrin following the collision.

The woman was the driver of the car. Two passengers, a man in his 70s and a man in his 50s, were airlifted to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries.

One was said to be in a critical condition, the other in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the van was not injured, gardaí said.

The Shannon-based Coast Guard Rescue helicopter and the Athlone-based Air Corps Emergency Aeromedical Service helicopter were involved in the operation.

Ambulance crews from Nenagh, Birr, and Portloaise attended the scene.

Gardaí in Tipperary are investigating the incident. A forensic examination of the crash site is underway.