Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in Co Carlow.
At approximately 3:30pm Gardaí along with units from Carlow Fire Services and National Ambulance Service attended at the scene of a single vehicle collision involving a van on the southbound carriageway of the M9 motorway at Junction 5 (Carlow).
The driver of the van, a man in his 50s was treated at the scene.
He was removed by ambulance to St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny where he was later pronounced dead.
It’s understood the van left the motorway and struck a speed barrier.
The southbound lanes of the M9 motorway are currently closed between Junction 4 (Castledermot) and Junction 6 (Carlow South) and traffic is being diverted via Carlow town.
Garda forensic collision investigators have been requested to examine the crash site and the local Coroner has been notified.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.