Man dies after car crashes into the Grand Canal

The scene of the fatal incident this morning (Image via
The scene of the fatal incident this morning (Image via

A man in his 30s has died after the car he was driving left the road and entered the Grand Canal near Allenwood in Co Kildare early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Derrinturn just before 6am after a passer-by spotted the car in the water.

It is unclear how the car left the road but sources at the scene reported that it was submerged in the water after it crashed.

The man's body was removed to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem will be carried out, and the scene is being preserved pending an examination by crash investigators.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Local Diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045-884300 The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.