A man has died following a  crash between a car and a truck in Co Clare.

The collision happened at around 1.20pm at junction 13 on the M18 on the Gort side of Ennis.

The driver of the car, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The motorway has been closed from junctions 12 to 14 for a forensic collision investigation and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with information can contact Ennis Garda Station on 065-6848100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.