Appeal for witnesses as man (70s) dies following rush hour collision
An elderly man has died following a fatal collision between a car and an articulated truck.
The collision took place on the N2 on approach to Carrickmacross, Monaghan - close to McCaughey's service station - shortly before 5pm today.
The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The driver of the truck was taken by ambulance to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The scene is expected to remain closed overnight to facilitate a forensic investigation by gardaí. Local diversions are in place.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station 042-9690190 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.