Garda in Clonakilty are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 70s died in a car crash.

Shortly before 11am, a 4x4 vehicle left the road and struck a ditch on the R585 at Shanlaragh near Dunmanway.

The driver, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

His body has since been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Cork.

An examination of the vehicle and crash site was carried out by garda forensic collision investigators and the local coroner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023-8821570 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.