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Elderly man who died in hospital after Kilkenny crash named locally

The elderly man who died after a crash in Kilkenny on Friday has been named as John Laffan from Bennettsbridge.

The 73-year-old died in hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At about 10 past 8 on Friday evening, the car he was driving hit a ditch at Dangan on the Thomastown to Inistioge road.

Its understood he took ill while driving and was taken to hospital following the crash but later died.

Thomastown GardaĆ­ are still appealing to anyone who saw the black audi A6 on the local roads prior to the incident on Friday night

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