Truck driver (23) dies in crash in Co Cork

Vehicle crashed after leaving the road on the R586 at Murragh this afternoon

Gardaí are carrying out an investigation of the scene of a crash at Murragh this afternoon.

Gardaí are carrying out an investigation of the scene of a crash at Murragh this afternoon.

Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 18:32

A 23-year-old man has died after the articulated truck he was driving left the road in Co Cork this afternoon.

The crash occurred on the R586 at Murragh, Bandon at about 3.10pm. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem will be carried out on his body at Cork University Hospital.

The road is closed this evening as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators survey the scene. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Bandon Garda station on 023-8852200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.