Pensioner killed following road traffic incident in Co Tipperary

Two people taken to University Hospital Limerick in wake of three-vehicle incident

The southbound lanes of the motorway between junctions 26 (Nenagh) and 27 (Birdhill) are expected to remain closed to traffic overnight until Wednesday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The southbound lanes of the motorway between junctions 26 (Nenagh) and 27 (Birdhill) are expected to remain closed to traffic overnight until Wednesday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

 

A man in his 70s has died following following road traffic incident in Co Tipperary this afternoon.

The three-vehicle incident happened on the M7 at Birdhill at about 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.

The elderly man was fatally injured while two other people have been brought to University Hospital Limerick.

Emergency services remain at the scene, and diversions are in place.

The southbound lanes of the motorway between junctions 26 (Nenagh) and 27 (Birdhill) are expected to remain closed to traffic overnight until Wednesday morning.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the crash to contact Nenagh Garda station on 067-50450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111, or any Garda station.