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Probe launched and man arrested following crash death of pensioner

Probe launched and man arrested following crash death of pensioner

A man in his 70s has died after a road crash involving a car and a farming vehicle.

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death in North Kerry this morning.

Officers were called to the scene of the collision in Rattoo, Ballyduff at 8.45am.

It is believed that a teleporter farm vehicle crashed into the pensioner's car. Despite desperate efforts by paramedics to revive the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene before he could be rushed to Tralee hospital.

Gardai immediately cordoned off the scene.

A man in his 60s has been arrested and brought to Listowel garda station.

Both men are known to each other.

He is being held under section four of the criminal justice act and can be held for up to 24 hours.

The road has been closed off the road and a full examination is underway.

Gardai say the state pathologist has been notified as have the Garda Technical Bureau

The deceased was inside his vehicle when he was in collision with the farm machine.

A source said that the nature of the garda investigation will be determined by the results of the post mortem.

The man's name will not be released until all relatives are notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station 068 50820 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.