July 29, 2021

Two men killed in separate road tragedies

Two men have been killed in separate weekend road tragedies.

Grdai this morning confirmed that a pedestrian in his 30s was fatally injured near the M9 southbound in the townland of Greenhills, Kilcullen, Co Kildare late last night.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Naas General Hospital.

The male driver of the car (20s) was uninjured.

Garda forensic collision investigators attended the scene this morning, and the M9 southbound between Junction 1 and Junction 2 was temporarily closed.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are appealing to any motorists who may have travelled on the M9 southbound between junction 1 and junction 2 prior to the collision or who may have witnessed the collision or who may have camera footage of the collision to contact them as Naas Garda Station on 045 – 884300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

Meanwhile, gardai are also investigating a separate collision between a lorry and a car that occurred in the Cloverhill area of Belturbet, Co Cavan on Saturday at around 2.20pm.

The driver of the car, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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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