Investigations are ongoing following a fatal three-vehicle collision that occurred in Kildare this morning.
The incident occurred on the M9 between junctions 4 and 5 at approximately 7 am this morning.
Following the collision, a man in his 80s was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny in a serious condition where he was later pronounced dead.
A man in his 30s was airlifted to hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries.
A woman in her 20s was also hospitalised following the collision, however, her injuries have been described by gardaí as being non-life-threatening.
Both north and southbound carriageways were closed as a result of the collision but have since reopened.
Gardaí are urging witnesses to contact them, as well as road users in possession of dash-cam footage who were travelling on the road at the time of the incident.
If you have any information in relation to the incident, you are asked to contact Kildare Garda Station at 045 527 730, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any garda station.