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Tributes pour in after devastating crash kills three-year-old and grandparents

Three members of a family, including a three-year-old, have died in a tragic crash in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Five people were travelling in a car in the Windmill Knockbulloge area of Cashel last night, August 29, when they hit a wall.

Tom O’Reilly, 45, his wife Bridget, 46, and three-year-old grandson Tom were sitting in the back seat and all died in the crash.

The two front-seat passengers, understood to be the young boy’s parents and both in their 20s, were taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Tributes have started flooding in from family members, with with daughter of the Tom and Bridget, Annmarie O’Reilly, writing: “What is the world coming to? You were too good for this world mummy and daddy and my little nephew.

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“My heart is in pieces. God why. May you get the best bed in heaven. Love and miss you so much.”

Another relative said: “RIP to my brother Tom and my sister-in-law Bridge and baby Tom. You will be missed.”

Independent TD for Tipperary Michael Lowry said there is an enormous sense of shock in the area.

Writing on social media, he said that his thoughts and prayers are with the relatives of those involved “as they receive this devastating news”.

Gardaí have launched an investigation into the collision, and are appealing for any witnesses or those with dashcam footage to get in touch.

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A spokesperson said: “The single vehicle collision occurred shortly before 9pm this evening when a car hit a wall in the Windmill Knockbulloge area of Cashel, Tipperary.

“Gardaí can now confirm three fatalities as a result of this collision. The adult male and adult female rear seat passengers were pronounced dead at the scene and taken to University Hospital Waterford. An infant boy was also fatally injured during the collision; the body of the infant boy has been taken to Tipperary University Hospital.”

The collision comes four days after another in Tipperary that led to the death of four young people in Clonmel.

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