A man in his early 70s has died in a five vehicle crash in Co Cork.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been taken to Cork University Hospital for a post mortem examination.
Gardai said the man had been the driver of a lorry which collided with four cars.
A horse was also killed.
The occupants of three of the cars – three men and three women aged from their mid teens to late 60s – and the passenger in the lorry, in his late 20s, were taken to hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.
Two people in the fourth car were not hurt.
Emergency services and The Red Cross attended the scene.
Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450.