Elderly couple killed following crash in Co Limerick

The collision involved a truck and a car

Elderly couple killed following crash in Co Limerick

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Update: 17.40

Two people have been killed in a road crash in Co Limerick.

It happened on the N24 Limerick to Tipperary road shortly before 11.00am on Wednesday morning.

The collision involved a car and a lorry on a straight stretch of road at Gortnadromin, near the village of Dromkeen.

The people in the car - a man aged in his 80s and woman in her 70s - were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The husband and wife were visiting from the UK.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s, was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.

His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

The crash site has been closed to traffic and local diversions are in place.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local scene of crime officers are examining the scene.

The local coroner has been notified and arrangements are being made for the bodies to be taken to University Hospital Limerick for post mortem examinations.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí in Bruff on 061-382-940 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111.