Man killed instantly after jeep crashes into ditch on N72 near Mallow, Co Cork, named locally

A MAN who died instantly when his jeep hit a ditch yesterday afternoon has been named locally.

Cornelius O’Donovan, 46, was killed when his vehicle crashed on the N72 at Lombardstown, near Mallow, Co Cork, at 3.25pm.

Cornelius O'Donovan, 46, was killed when his vehicle crashed on the N72 at Lombardstown

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Cornelius O’Donovan, 46, was killed when his vehicle crashed on the N72 at LombardstownCredit: Google Maps

Mr O’Donovan, who was travelling by himself in the jeep, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics, emergency services and Gardai were all in attendance but he was declared deceased by a locally based doctor.

Mr O’Donovan was from Newmarket in county Cork.

His body was taken to Cork University Hospital for a postmortem examination.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact gardai.

garda spokesman said: “Gardai were  at the scene of a fatal single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 3:25pm on Tuesday, 27th April, 2021, on the N72 at Lombardstown, Mallow, County Cork.

“The driver of the car involved, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There were no other occupants in the vehicle.”

The road was closed  to allow  Forensic Collision Investigators to technically examine the scene and local diversions were  in place.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

They are asking  for any road users who may have camera footage and were travelling in the area at this time to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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