THE YOUNG man who lost his life in a road traffic accident in County Limerick on Thursday afternoon has been named locally as Shane McLoughlin.
The 28-year-old was killed just half a mile away from where the family home is in Cooga, Doon. Shane comes from a very popular family in the parish. His father Johnny is a well-known greyhound trainer and the love of dogs and coursing was passed down to Shane. He is survived by his mother and father, Peig and Johnny and four siblings.
He worked as a psychiatric nurse in Ennis where he was known as a friendly and caring member of staff.
The crash occurred between a truck and car at Cooga Cross on the outskirts of Doon at around 3.30pm on Thursday. Shane was the sole occupant of the car. The truck driver was unhurt. The scene was quickly attended to by Cappamore Fire and Rescue Services, ambulance crews and gardai.
Tragically he was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was removed to the mortuary at Limerick University Hospital for a post mortem.
The R505 road between Doon and Cappamore was closed to traffic until Wednesday evening to facilitate a garda forensic collision investigation.
Cappamore gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 061 381202; Bruff Garda Station on 061-382942 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.