Murder inquiry launched after man dies following crash in Co Kerry

A man in his 60s has been arrested in connection with the investigation

Murder inquiry launched after man dies following crash in Co Kerry

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Gardai in County Kerry say a murder investigation is underway after a man in his 70s died following an incident in Ballyduff this morning.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a collision involving a car and teleporter vehicle at Rattoo at around 8.45am.

The driver of the car - who was in his 70s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.

A man - aged in his 60s - has been arrested and he is being detained at Listowel Garda station.

Speaking to Radio Kerry, Superintendent Dan Keane - who is leading the investigation - says Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

He explained: "We have actually opened a murder inquiry here in Listowel in respects of it."

He added that a full post-mortem examination will be carried out either this evening or early tomorrow morning.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Listowel Garda Station on 068-508-20 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.