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Elderly man dies in single vehicle accident in Co Clare

An 83-year-old man was killed when his car left the road and collided with a pole in Killaloe, Co Clare today.

The accident happened at New Street at 9.30am. The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Limerick Regional Hospital.

The road has been temporarily closed pending forensic examination and local diversions are in place.