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.