A man in his 30s has died following a car crash on the Youghal bypass in Co Cork.

The accident happened at Muckridge near Youghal at around 7.15am when the car crashed into a bridge.

The man was airlifted from the scene and was flown by Coast Guard helicopter to Cork University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No other vehicle was involved and the man, who has not been named, was the only person in the car. 

The road where the crash happened has reopened after a garda forensic examination of the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them at Youghal Garda Station on 024-92200.