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Gardaí renew appeal for information following fatal Clare crash


GARDAÍ have renewed their appeal for information after a road traffic collision claimed the life of a young man in Clare last week.

Declan Ward, who was in his late twenties, died in the two-vehicle incident that happened at around 5.45am last Wednesday morning on the main R352, around halfway between Bodyke and Tulla, in the townland of Ballinahinch.

Gardaí, National Ambulance Service paramedics and units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Scariff station responded to the incident.

On arrival they found that the driver and sole occupant of one car had been fatally injured. The driver of the second vehicle was also injured and taken by to hospital by ambulance for treatment. He was also travelling alone and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Triona Brooks has urged anybody who may have been travelling in the area at the time to contact gardaí.
“Just before 5.45am on Wednesday morning last January 12 two cars collided on a bend on the R352 Scariff to Ennis road at Ballinahinch. A man in his twenties who was the driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver of the other car was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non-life threatening injuries. If anyone was travelling on this section of roadway and saw anything or anyone who may have dash cam footage we would ask them to contact Killaloe Garda Station on 061 620540.”

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