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02nd Mar 2017

One man killed in 12 car pile-up in Limerick

Cathy Donohue

A man has died after a 12 car pile-up on the M7 Dublin to Limerick road.

Horrific weather conditions last night resulted in a ‘freak’ hailstorm according to The Irish Mirror, causing the victim to lose control of his vehicle.

It’s believed that his car came off the road near Ballyfinnan Newport, between the junctions for Birdhill and Castletroy.

The man, aged in his 50s, suffered terrible head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries have been reported and the road, which was closed overnight, has been reopened following a technical examination.

Anyone with information that may help the Garda investigation can contact Nenagh Gardai (067 50450) or Limerick’s Henry Street Station (061) 212 400.