Baby among the dead as community rocked by second crash tragedy

A man, woman and an infant boy have been killed in the latest road crash in Co Tipperary, Ireland, Gardai said.

The incident comes just days after four young people on their way to celebrate exam results were killed in a car crash in Clonmel, also in Co Tipperary. The latest single-vehicle collision occurred shortly before 9pm on Tuesday when a car hit a wall in the Windmill Knockbulloge area of Cashel.

Gardai said the adult male and adult female rear seat passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, while the body of the infant boy has been taken to Tipperary University Hospital, Clonmel. An adult male driver and adult female front seat passenger of the car have also been taken to Tipperary University Hospital where their condition is described as serious.


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The road in Windmill Knockbulloge will be closed to traffic overnight as emergency services remain at the scene. The incident comes just days after four people were killed in a car crash in Clonmel, also in Co Tipperary.

Twenty-four-year-old Luke McSweeney, his 18-year-old sister Grace McSweeney and Zoey Coffey and Nicole Murphy, both also 18, were killed on Friday evening hours after the teenagers received their State exam results. They were on their way to celebrate when the car they were travelling in overturned and hit a stone wall.

The funerals for the four young people will be held later this week, after thousands attended a vigil in Clonmel on Sunday to mourn the loss. Fr Michael Toomey, a local priest in the Clonmel area who spoke at that vigil, said that the Cashel crash was “just heartbreaking”.

“Our Tipperary county suffers again. Thoughts and prayers for those who have died in tonight’s tragedy in Cashel,” he said on X, formerly Twitter.

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