Garda investigation underway after man killed in collision

Gardai are investigating the fatal collision
Gardai are investigating the fatal collision

A man has died following a two vehicle collision earlier today.

A garda investigation is underway into the crash which occurred in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, this morning.

A man in his sixties died following the collision which involved two cars at the cross roads in Kilcarney Lower at approximately 10.15am.

The deceased, who was in his 60s, was fatally injured when the jeep he was driving was involved in a collision with a truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Naas General Hospital.

The driver of the truck, who was in his 20s, was arrested and detained at Baltinglass Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He was released without charge this evening and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardai have issued an appeal for witnesses - anybody with information are asked to contact gardai at Baltinglass Garda Station on 058 648 2610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.