A man in his 60s has died in a road crash in Clogheen in Co Kerry.

The man's car crashed into an embankment on the main Killarney to Cork road at around 3.30pm this afternoon.

The man is believed to be from the area.

His body has been removed to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee, where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

Gardaí in Killarney are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact them.

Traffic diversions are in place while an examination of the scene is conducted.

Motorists heading towards Cork from Killarney are being diverted via the Mallow road.