Gardai investigating after motorist dies on County Limerick road

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

Gardai investigating after motorist dies on County Limerick road

GARDAI are investigating the sudden death of a motorist on a County Limerick road this Wednesday.

A man, aged in his sixties, was discovered in a van on the R513 at Connolly’s Cross between Caherconlish and Herbertstown, at approximately 10am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed to University Hospital Limerick. It is understood that he died of natural causes.

One local told the Limerick Leader: “He was driving home after running an errand in Herbertstown. The car started swerving around the road, going from side to side before crashing into a ditch near the disused petrol station at Connolly's Cross.

“The people behind him think he had some kind of health issue while he was driving God love him. The occupants in the car following him did their very best to resuscitate him but sadly he passed away.”

It is understood the deceased is from east Limerick. While the incident is not being treated as suspicious, witnesses are asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340.