An elderly man has died in a road crash in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

The man, who was in his 80s, died after his car was in collision with a truck on the M8 southbound in Raheenrow at around 2am.

The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The dead man was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Cahir Garda Station at 052-7445630, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.