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Update - Fatal Road Traffic Collision, County Kilkenny, Friday, 18th November, 2022

Issue Date: 18th November 2022

Gardaí remain at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving two vehicles that occurred at approximately 3:55pm on the N77 between Kilkenny town and Ballyragget in County Kilkenny.

The driver of one of the vehicles, a man in his 30s, was removed from the scene and later pronounced deceased at St Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny. A female teenager who was in this vehicle was taken by air ambulance to Waterford University Hospital with serious injuries.

The three occupants (two males in their 40s and 60s and a woman in her 40s) of the second vehicle were taken to St Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny for medical treatment. It's believed at this time that their injuries are non-life threatening.

As part of this fatal road traffic collision investigation, Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the theft of a vehicle at Green Street, Kilkenny at approximately 3:30pm on today's date. A female teenager was an occupant of the vehicle when it was stolen. This vehicle was subsequently involved in the fatal road traffic collision.

The N77 between Hennebry's Cross and Dinan Bridge is currently closed and the services of Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested.

The road will remain closed overnight and local diversions via the Castlecomer Road are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to either of these incidents to come forward to assist them with their ongoing investigations.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N77 between Kilkenny town and Ballyragget between 3:15pm and 4pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Green Street area of Kilkenny between 3pm and 3:30pm to make this footage available to them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.