Man, 79, dies in late night collision on Irish motorway

Man, 79, dies in late night collision on Irish motorway

A MAN HAS died in a late night collision on an Irish motorway. 

Gardaí are investigating the fatal crash involving two vehicles in Tipperary last night.

The incident happened on the M8 Motorway near Cahir in south Tipperary at 9pm last night.

The 79-year-old man, the sole occupant of the car, was fatally injured when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a second car.

According to The Irish Times, the man entered the southbound carriageway of the M8 near Kilbehenny and was driving in the wrong direction when the crash happened.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Cork University Hospital.

The driver of the second car was also taken to CUH with minor injuries.

The southbound lane of the motorway remains closed this morning to allow Gardaí carry out an examination of the crash site.

Diversions are in place between Junction 11 Cahir South and Junction 12 Mitchelstown North.

Witnesses are asked to contact Cahir Garda Station on 052 7445630, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.