The collision involved two vehicles and occurred on the R238 (between Muff and Quigley's Point). The male driver aged in his 80s, the sole occupant of his vehicle was fatally injured during the collision.
His body has been removed to the mortuary at Letterkenny General Hospital. A post-mortem will take place at a later date. The driver and passenger (both males in their 30s) of the other vehicle were treated at the scene for their injuries.
The scene is currently preserved for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The R238 is closed and local diversions are in place. The road will remains closed overnight and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators will commence their examination in the morning.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling between Muff and Quigley's Point between 5pm and 5:30pm this evening, Thursday and who may have camera (dash cam) footage to make it available.