Man (20s) killed in Co Cork road traffic collision

Driver of vehicle died and two others hospitalised following incident near Passage West

A Garda road closure close to the scene near Aclint Bridge in Ardee, Co Louth, after three women were killed and two men seriously injured in a road accident involving three cars. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 21, 2017. Gardai said one woman, aged 39, was driving one of the cars, and the two other women, aged 69 and 37, were passengers. See PA story ACCIDENT Deaths Ireland. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man has died following a road traffic incident in Co Cork.

The single vehicle incident occurred in the Rathanker area near Passage West at approximately 2.30am on Sunday.

The driver, a man in his 20s, died in the collision. Two passengers who were also in the vehicle were taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment and their injuries are understood to not be life threatening.

The road was still closed on Sunday afternoon as gardaí conducted a forensic examination of the scene.


Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, in particular those who may have dashcam footage and were on the L2474 road between Rochestown and Monkstown between 2am and 2.45am on Sunday.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Togher Garda Station on at 021 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Separately on Sunday, a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car in Co Meath.

The cyclist, a man in his 60s, was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin following the incident on R125 road in Phepotstown, not far from Kilcock.

Gardaí are also appealing for witness to this incident.

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Glen Murphy

Glen Murphy

Glen Murphy is an Irish Times journalist