An 18 year old male passenger in one of the vehicles, a car, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and a second passenger in the car were taken to Cork University Hospital with injuries, one described as serious. The driver of the second vehicle, a van, was taken to CUH with minor injuries.
The road is currently closed for technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.
Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to this collision to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 8821570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.Follow TheCork.ie (The Online Newspaper for Cork, Ireland) on social media