Man dies in Tipperary crash

A 63-year-old man has died following a crash in Co Tipperary this afternoon.

The single-vehicle crash occurred on the R68 at Newtown, New Inn, Cashel, at approximately 2.45pm.

The man was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the road, entered a ditch and collided with a tree, gardaí said.

He was pronounced dead at scene and his body removed to South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, where a post mortem is to be arranged.

A 35-year-old male passenger in the car was also taken to South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, where his injuries are described as being non-life threatening.

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

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Cahir Garda Station on 052 7445630, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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