A man has died following a road traffic collision between a car and a bus near Mallow, Co Cork.
The incident happened at around 6.15pm, approximately 4km from Mallow on the Killarney Road.
The deceased, who was aged in his 20s, was the driver and sole occupant of the car.
The male driver of the bus was taken to Cork University Hospital where his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The local coroner has been notified.
"The stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination. Local diversions are in place," a garda spokesman said.
"Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022- 31450 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station."