The man who was killed in a car crash in Sydney, Australia, has been named as Francis Shanley from Bornacoola in Co Leitrim.

The 36-year-old was on his way to work in Sydney this morning when his car was hit by a lorry during a multi-vehicle collision.

Mr Shanley was working as a tradesman and lived in the Wentworthville area of the city.

The Irish consulate in Sydney is providing assistance to his family.

Five people were taken to hospital after the crash.