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Gardaí In Portlaoise Investigating Fatal Crash On M7

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3 vehicle collision

Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating a fatal crash on the M7 yesterday evening.

The three vehicle collision happened close to the intersection of the M7 and M8 motorway shortly after 7pm yesterday.

A man in his 80s was taken to University Hospital Limerick in a serious condition and later passed away.

The male driver of a second car who is in his 40s was also removed to UHL in a serious condition.

A female passenger in that car, received non-life threatening injuries.

Three people from a third car, including a child, were also taken to hospital for treatment.

It brings to 4 the number killed on Irish roads over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday a 19 year old motorcyclist died when his bike was involved in a collision with another motorbike and a taxi on the Finglas Road, in Dublin.

On Sunday, a man in his 80s died when a car hit a tree at Loughlin's Bridge in Co Tipperary.

Yesterday morning a man aged in his 70s died when he was involved in a single vehicle crash on the Mullingar Road at Kilbeggan, in Westmeath.

Anyone with any information about any of these collisions is asked to contact the Gardaí.

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