Two adults in their 40s and a three-year-old child  killed in a road crash in Co Tipperary are understood to be members of the one family.

Monaghan crash. Image shows a Garda car beside a smaller sign. It has the words "Garda accident" in white font on a blue background)

It happened in the Windmill Knockbulloge area on the outskirts of Cashel at around 9 o’clock last night.

The 3 year old boy was removed to Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel.

He, along with a man and woman in their 40s who were sitting in the back seat of the car, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man and woman in their 20s, the driver and front-seat passenger, were rushed to hospital with serious injuries and underwent emergency surgery overnight.

It’s the second tragedy in the area in under a week after the deaths of four young people on Leaving Cert results night last Friday in Clonmel, just 30 kilometres from the scene of last nights crash.