Midleton Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision in east Cork this morning.
Gardaí and the emergency services were called to the scene of the collision on the N25 at Water Rock eastbound at around 8.25am. It is understood the car left the road before it struck a barrier.
The driver and sole occupant of the car, a woman in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Her body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Midleton Garda Station 021-4621550, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Local diversions are in place via Tír Cluain. AA Roadwatch report long delays on the route and cautioned drivers to allow extra time for their journey.