At about 2.20pm, Denis Bennett, aged 64, from Blarney Street in Cork, died when the car he was driving hit a truck on the main road between Macroom and Ballyvourney. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The second man was named locally as Sean Hurley, 25, from Ballinhassig. He was a brother of RTÉ sports’s presenter Jacqui Hurley.
He was travelling in his 4x4 close to his home between Halfway and Kinsale at 6pm when he hit a ditch. He was dead before emergency crews could reach him.
The crash happened when weather conditions were very poor.
He was a underage hurler and a motorbike enthusiast and went to school in St Brogan’s Collage, Bandon.
In the case of the earlier crash, the main Cork to Killarney road was closed. Gardaí in Macroom have asked any witnesses to call 026-20560.
The route from Halfway to Kinsale was also shut and will remain closed this morning.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call Bandon Garda Station 023 8852200 or 1800 666 111.