Man fatally hit by truck on motorway
A man has died in a road incident close to Mitchelstown, Co Cork, this morning.
The victim was struck by a truck at about 11.15am on the M8 and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident occurred on the southbound lane of the motorway, which is now closed for forensic examination. The road is expected to be shut for several hours.
The victim died when his car hit a ditch near Dunmore shortly before midnight. His body was removed to University College Hospital, Galway.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Tuam Garda station on 093 - 70840 or the Garda confidential telephone line 1800 666111.