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Man in his 70s dies after car crashes into gate post in Cork logo 14/06/2018 Hayley Halpin
Ballyhooley Road Mayfield Cork © Google Maps Ballyhooley Road Mayfield Cork

A MAN IN his late 70s has died after the car he was travelling in struck a gate post in Cork this morning.

The incident happened on the Ballyhooley Road at the junction with Gordon’s Hill in Mayfield at 8.15am this morning.

The female driver, a woman in her late 70s, has been taken to Cork University Hospital with serious injuries.

A man in his late 70s, who was also travelling in the car, was fatally injured. His body remains at the scene.

The road is currently closed off and local diversions are in place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are en route to the scene.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has information in relation to the incident to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 01 455 8510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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