Man killed in Co Laois road crash

Friday 28 March 2014 20.40
The man's body was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise
The man's body was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise

A 47-year-old man has died in a road crash in Co Laois.

The crash happened on the M7 Dublin-Limerick road near Portlaoise shortly before 10pm last night.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

The road was closed for a technical examination but has now reopened.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.