Fatal road accident in Limerick

Gardaí are today investigating a fatal road accident in Co Limerick today.

The collision, involving two vehicles, which occurred on the R523 at Carrickerry, Athea, Co Limerick, at approximately 7.10am today.

A male, 63 years, sole occupant, was fatally injured when his car and another vehicle were in collision.

He was pronounced dead at scene and his body was removed to Limerick Regional Hospital where a post mortem is to be arranged.

The driver and sole occupant of the second vehicle, a male aged 33 years, was also taken to Limerick Regional Hospital with non-serious injuries.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069-20650, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

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