Gardaí in Bruff are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision on the N24 in Co. Limerick.
Shortly before 11 am Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a collision involving a car and a lorry on the N24 Limerick to Tipperary road.
The collision occurred on a straight stretch of road at Gortnadromin near the village of Dromkeen.
The occupants of the car; a man in his 80s and woman 70s, were both pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver of the lorry (male 40s) was taken by Ambulance to University Hospital Limerick (his condition is not thought to be life-threatening).
The crash site remains closed to traffic and local diversions are in place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local Divisional scene of crime officers are examining the scene.
The local Coroner has been notified and arrangements are being made for the bodies to be removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Bruff 061-382940 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.