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Man dies in crash on the M9 in South Kilkenny

A man has been killed in a crash in South Kilkenny this morning.

It happened on the M9, southbound, between Junction 10 Knocktopher, and Junction 11 Mullinavat shortly before 8.30am.

The man in his 40s was the sole occupant of the car and there were no other vehicles involved.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to University Hospital Waterford.

That stretch of road had been closed for a forensic examination but has now reopened (3:50pm).

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who witnessed or came upon the incident this morning to contact them in Thomastown on 056 7754150.

The car involved was a silver Citroen C4.