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Truck driver dies following five-vehicle pile-up in Cork

A number of people were injured and a horse also died.

image2 Source: Emergency Aeromedical Service

Updated 6.30pm

ONE MAN HAS died following a multi-vehicle collision in Cork.

The five-vehicle accident, involving four cars and a truck, happened at the Killarney roundabout in Mallow shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon.

The male driver of the truck, aged in his 70s, was treated by emergency services, but was pronounced dead at the scene about a half an hour after the accident.

The occupants of three of the cars, three males and three females aged from their mid teens to late 60s, and the passenger of the lorry, a man in his late 20s, were taken to Cork University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The two occupants of the fourth car involved were uninjured.

A horse was also fatally injured in the collision.

image1 Source: Emergency Aeromedical Service

Emergency Services and The Red Cross also attended the scene.

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The N20 remains closed at Ballydahin, Mallow to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

- with reporting by Órla Ryan

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