May 18, 2021
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Body of man killed in road crash taken to Waterford hospital

A man has been killed in a fatal road tragedy in county Kilkenny.

The single-vehicle collision occurred shortly after 11am this morning on the N76 in Killamery, Callan.

A male, aged in his 40s, was fatally injured during the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “His body has been removed to Waterford Regional Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The local Coroner has been notified.

“The road is currently closed for technical examination, and local diversions are in place.”

Gardaí are appealing for witneses to the fatal crash to come forward.

A spokesperson said: “Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling in the Callan area between 10.30am and 11.30am, and who may have dash cam footage, to make it available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with any information should contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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