A motorist has died following a road crash in Clogheen, Co Tipperary.

The incident happened at around 2.40pm at Loughlin's Bridge yesterday afternoon, when the vehicle crashed into a tree.

The motorist, a man who was aged in his 80s, was the sole occupant of the car. He was treated at the scene but later died.

The man’s body was taken to Waterford University Hospital where a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

An investigation is under way and anyone with information is asked to contact Cahir Garda Station on 052-7445630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.