Tipperary road fatalities update: elderly couple die in head-on collision near Dromkeen

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Tipperary road fatalities update: elderly couple die in head-on collision near Dromkeen

A crash this Wednesday morning on the Tipperary to Limerick road at Dromkeen is understood to have claimed the lives of an elderly couple who travelling in an English-registered car that collided with an oil truck

The Gardai have not officially confirmed details of the accident, which happened at around 10.30am on the busy road.  

The road has been closed and diversions are in place.

The accident happened on the approach to a bend around 500 metres past the 100km/h speed signs as you leave Dromkeen travelling travelling towards Limerick.

It’s understood the car in which the deceased were travelling was heading towards the city while the truck was travelling in the opposite direction.

“It happened just above my house. It is very sad. There is a lot of shock in the locality,” said local resident, Jim Blackwell, who praised the paramedics, calling them “tremendous people”.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene within minutes of the alarm being raised and Gardai have confirmed the road is likely to remain closed for several hours in both directions just north of Kilteely-Dromkeen village.

A local priest and a doctor also attended the scene of the accident this Wednesday afternoon.

Gardai from Bruff are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and any witnesses are asked to contact them.