Gardai at Portlaoise are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Kilmullen, Portarlington Co Laois at approximately 3.50am this morning, Monday, August 7.
A 22-year-old male driver, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.
The car was travelling from Portarlington to Monasterevin on the R420.
The stretch of road is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.
Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8674100, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.