A single vehicle crash in County Meath has claimed the life of a man in his 50s.
The accident happened on the M1 - between Junctions 7 and 8 Southbound - near Julianstown at around 8:30am this morning.
The man was driving an articulated truck, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A stretch of the motorway was closed earlier to facilitate a technical examination.
LOUTH: Heavy southbound on the M1 to exit at J10 due to closure. Also very busy through Drogheda. https://t.co/pdsEzJTRQr— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) June 5, 2017
Earlier: Gardaí are dealing with a serious road traffic accident on the M1 near Drogheda in Co Louth.
It is understood that the driver of a vehicle is in a critical condition after the accident, which happened in the Julianstown area this morning.
The M1 road is closed southbound at junction 9 and diversions are in place.