A man in his 70s has been pronounced dead in Portlaoise this afternoon after the car in which he was driving lost control and veered across a road in the town.
It’s understood that the man was driving out of Portlaoise towards Mountmellick on Coote Street close to the Midlands Park Hotel when he lost control of the car.
The vehicle veered across the road where it collided with a car travelling in the opposite direction.
Nobody else was injured in the incident.
Emergency services attended the scene and the man received medical attention but died shortly after.
Gardai are considering the possibility that the man suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel which meant he lost control of the car.
The road was closed and sealed off for a length of time as Gardai attended the scene.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the area at this time to make this footage available to Gardaí.