Elderly motorist dies in Limerick collision

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GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in County Limerick which claimed the life of a man in his eighties earlier today.

Gardaí and emergency services were dispatched to a two car collision on the N21 at Ballingowan, Newcastle West at 4.15pm

The driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The road is currently closed to allow for a technical examination to conducted by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward. They are also appealing to road users who were travelling in the area between 4 and 4:30pm with camera footage (including dash cam), to make it available to them.

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Anyone with information should contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069 20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.