Fatal road accident at Jenkinstown

Fatal road accident at Jenkinstown

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Suttonsrath, Jenkinstown, yesterday afternoon, shortly before 4.30pm.

Two cars collided with each other on the N77 Kilkenny-Ballyragget Road at Jenkinstown. The driver of one of the cars, an 80 year old local man and sole occupant of one of the cars suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at scene.

His body was taken to St Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny. A post mortem will be carried out today.

The driver of the second car, a man, 59 years, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Waterford University Hospital. His condition is described as stable.

The road was closed for a period of time to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.