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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 18 November, 2019

Elderly man killed and 10-year-old boy injured in Cork crash

A 10-year-old passenger was taken to Cork University Hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.

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A 80-YEAR-OLD man has died after a crash in Cork last night.

It happened on N71 at Bawnshanaclogh, Ballydehob at around 9.50pm.

The elderly driver was fatally injured and his body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place today.

A 10-year-old male passenger was injured and taken to Cork University Hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The other male driver (42) was the sole occupant of the vehicle and received minor injuries.

The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators will conduct their investigations this morning.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone why may have witnessed the collision or has information to contact Bantry Garda Station on 027 – 20860, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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