Wed, 08 Apr 2020

CO KILKENNY, Ireland - A man in his 40s who was critically injured in a single-vehicle collision in the Goresbridge area of Co. Kilkenny in the early hours of Saturday morning, has died in hospital.

Garda in Thomastown are investigating the crash, which involved a van striking a tree on the R705 between Goresbridge and Bagenalstown.

Emergency services arriving on the scene found the driver of the van, a man in his 40s, critically injured and transported him to St. Luke's Hospital, in Co Kilkenny where he was later pronounced dead.

The R705 (between Goresbridge and Bagenalstown) was partially closed for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions were put in place. The road has since re-opened.

Garda are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding the collision, particularly any road users with camera footage who were travelling the R705 road between Goresbridge and Bagenalstown between 12.00am and 01.00am on Saturday, 22nd February 2020, to contact Thomastown Garda Station on 056 775 4150, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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