Man dies in tragic motorway crash on Christmas Eve - passenger injured

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal collision near Cahir on Christmas Eve. The incident occurred shortly after 4pm on the M8 motorway, (northbound) near Junction 7 Cahir, when a car left the motorway before colliding with a ditch. The driver of the car, a man aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger aged in his 20s was taken by Ambulance to Clonmel Hospital (his injuries are not thought to be life threatening).

The road was closed for a time while forensic collision investigators examined the the scene and diversions were put in place. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cahir Garda Station 052- 7445630 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

High winds caused havoc on Tipperary’s roads over the Christmas Season with fallen trees blocking roads across west Tipperary.


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