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Crash: Man (85) dies near Roscrea after collision with a car

Roscrea/Shinrone Road (R491) closed near the entrance to Cistercian College

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Tipperary road closed following serious incident

Roscrea/Shinrone Road (R491) closed following incident

A County Tipperary road is closed following a serious incident this Thursday evening.

The Roscrea/Shinrone Road (R491) is closed near the entrance to Cistercian College in Roscrea, according to AA Roadwatch. 

UPDATE: Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a car that occurred in the Mountheaton area, Co. Offaly, on Thursday at approximately 6pm.

An 85-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was removed to the mortuary at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore for a post-mortem examination. The driver of the car, a male whose age is currently unknown, was uninjured during the collision.

The Roscrea/Shinrone road (R491) was closed for garda forensic collision investigators. 

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding this incident, particularly any road users with camera footage who were travelling the Roscrea/Shinrone road between 5.30pm and 6pm, to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 916 9710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

This is the second road fatality in that area in three months. The same road was closed in October 2019 when a male cyclist aged in his 70s died after his bicycle was involved in a collision with a van.