UPDATE (3:30pm, 20th October) Gardaí have confirmed that the man aged in his eighties has died.
The route has reopened following a technical examination.
UPDATE (10:45am, 20th October 2021) Northbound carriageway between Tinryland and Castledermot has now reopened but the Southbound stretch remains closed for a number of hours.
It’s understood two people have been seriously injured in a crash on the M9 southbound this morning.
A helicopter has transferred the casualties to hospital following the incident which happened around 7.30am near the Castledermot junction.
Eye witness has sent KCLR the following from this morning’s M9 crash scene. More on air. pic.twitter.com/2Rp5VcR0ZO
— KCLR 96FM (@kclr96fm) October 20, 2021
Three vehicles were involved.
The stretch between Castledermot and Tinryland will remain closed to southbound traffic for a number of hours while the northbound carriageway re-opened shortly after 10am.
Emergency services from Kildare and Carlow remain at the scene.