A man in his 70s was killed in a road accident in Cork last night

A man in his 70s was killed in a road accident in Cork last night
The fatal crash occurred in the Taur area of Newmarket.

Gardaí are investigating a fatal single-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred in the Taur area of Newmarket shortly after midnight last night.

A car collided with a ditch at approximately 12.18am. The driver, a man in his 70s, the sole occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. 

He was removed to the City Morgue at Cork University Hospital for a post mortem. The scene of the incident remains closed for a forensic examination.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information, particularly any road users who may have travelled through the area between 12:10am and 12:30am, to contact them at Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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