The road between Clonoulty and Ballagh has been closed down this morning (Thursday) following the tragic death of a man in his early fiftes who died after an accident with with lorry.
Fire and emergency personnel arrived on the scene and rendered assistance but were unable to revive the deceased.
The road was closed off immediately and will remain closed for some time with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) expected to attend to carry out an investigation.
The identity of the deceased, though known locally, has not yet been released until family members have been notified.
The local community in and around Clonoulty are in a state of deep shock at the tragedy and are currently trying to rally round the deceased man’s family and friends to offer support.