Man (62) dies following crash in Co Kildare

A truck driver was injured in the collision this afternoon

A 62-year-old man has been killed in a crash in County Kildare this afternoon.

His car collided with a truck at Kilmurray, Johnstown Bridge at around 2.45pm.

He was pronounced dead and his body was removed to Naas General Hospital.

The truck driver (66) suffered minor injuries and was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.

The road is currently closed for a forensic examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and would particularly like to speak to anyone who was travelling from Johnstown Bridge to Kilshanroe this afternoon.

They are being asked to contact Kilcock Garda Station on 01-675-7390, the Garda confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.