Man killed in single-car crash in Laois
A MAN in his 40s has been killed in a car crash in Portlaoise in Laois overnight.
The 47-year-old victim was fatally injured when the car he was driving crashed on the M7 at the townland of Ballymacken at 10pm last night.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise where a post mortem examination was due to take place later today.
The dead man was alone in the car and there was no other vehicle involved in the crash.
The roadway at the scene has re-opened following a forensic collision examination at the scene.