A Garda Superintendent from outside the Cork City Division has been appointed to investigate a road accident yesterday evening that resulted in the death of a man.
Two garda vehicles had been following the grey opel omega when it crashed into the embankment on the South Ring Road at around 6 o' clock.
They had been responding to a complaint of dangerous driving near Glanmire.
The driver, who died at the scene, has yet to be identified.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward.