Kilkenny dad dies in Pacific Highway accident

A Kilkenny father-of-one man has died following a road collision in New South Wales.

Seamus Walsh, 38, originally from Kilcready, Ballyhale, Co Kilkenny, died when his truck collided with another large vehicle on a highway in northern New South Wales at about midnight on Thursday night.

Mr Walsh moved to Australia in 2007 and ran his own haulage business.

Local police revealed that two trucks collided on the Pacific Highway, south of Nabiac, near Forster in northern New South Wales. The driver of the other truck has been admitted to hospital.

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward, who knows the family, said: “It’s very sad news for a local family and everyone is very shocked on hearing (what has happened).

The scene of the fatal crash on Pacific Highway south of Nabiac NSW. Picture: Taffic and Highway Patrol Command.

The scene of the fatal crash on Pacific Highway south of Nabiac NSW. Picture: Taffic and Highway Patrol Command.

“I just spoke to Rena this morning and she is devastated. (Our thoughts) are with his family parents, Pat, Rena, Liam and Claire.”

Local police revealed that two trucks collided on the Pacific Highway, south of Nabiac, near Forster. The driver of the other truck was admitted to hospital..

NSW Police said that emergency services were called to the scene following reports that two B-doubles travelling northbound had collided.

It is understood that Mr Walsh died at the scene.

Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District established a crime scene and with the assistance of the Crash Investigation Unit, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.