A man in his early 80s has died after a two-car crash outside Ennis, Co Clare this afternoon.

The incident happened at Cahercalla More at around 2.30pm.

The man, who was travelling in the back of one of the cars, was taken to University Hospital Limerick where he died from his injuries.

A woman who was driving the car and a front seat passenger were also treated at UHL for non-life threatening injuries.

A man and woman who were travelling in the other car were not injured in the crash.

The scene was preserved for a forensic investigation and the road has since been reopened.

Gardaí at Ennis are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. In particular they would like to speak to any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065-6848100, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station,