A MURDER investigation has been launched by gardaí in Listowel into the death of a man in his 70s in Rattoo, near Ballyduff, earlier today.
The man died when the car he was driving was in collision with a teleporter this morning. The driver of the teleporter, a man in his 60s, was uninjured and was arrested by gardai.
He is being held under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Listowel Garda Station where he can be detained for 24 hours.
A technical examination of the murder scene at Rattoo in Ballyduff is underway now by the Garda Technical Bureau and the state pathologist is due carry out a preliminary post mortem, before the man’s remains are removed to University Hospital Kerry. Both the deceased and the man who was arrested are believed to be from the area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station 068 50820 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.