TRIBUTES have been paid to a young father-of-two from Limerick City who died in a car crash that also left a teenager fighting for his life in hospital last night.
The deceased, named locally as Tyler Kelly, (21), from St Mary Park, died at the scene of the two-car collision at Parteen on the outskirts of the city.
Gardai believe Mr Kelly was traveling in a silver BMW jeep that was involved in a collision with a VW Golf. The front wall of a house was also damaged in the collision impact.
The driver of the Golf, a woman in her late 30s, was treated for shock but was not seriously injured.
Emergency responders made valiant efforts to save Mr Kelly’s life at but he was declared dead at the scene. His body was removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) where a post mortem was due to take place.
A male teenager who was also traveling in the BMW was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where Gardaí said he was in a “serious condition.
Members of Mr Kelly’s family and neighbours are due to gather at his home and release balloons this evening as friends shared tributes to him on social media.
Limerick Gardai appealed for witnesses, particularly any motorists with dash cam footage or cctv footage which might assist their enquiries.
A stretch of the R463 between Larkin’s Cross and Westbury remained closed Saturday with local diversions in place.
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conducted a technical examination of the scene as part of a wider investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.
Anyone with information should contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212 400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.