A youngman has been killed in a head-on collision in County Monaghan this morning.
The man, aged 26, was the sole occupant of a Ford Fiesta car which collided with a Audi estate car on a straight on the N2 Dublin to Derry Road at Drummond Otra, approximately one kilometer of Carrickmacross.
The man was declared dead at the scene. He had been travelling northwards when the collision occurred at approximately 7.15am.
Two occupants of the Audi were removed by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.
A small truck was also damaged when it was struck by flying debris. The road remains closed and diversions are in place as gardai undertake technical examination of the scene.