A YOUNG man has died following a two-car collision near Thomastown in Kilkenny this morning.
The accident took place at 8.30am on the R700 at Brownstown, between Thomastown and Inistioge.
The man, who was aged 21 and local to the area, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant of his vehicle.
The sole occupant of the other vehicle, which was a 4x4, was not seriously injured. He received treatment from emergency services at the scene of the accident.
The road will remain closed for the next two to three hours to allow garda forensic teams to examine the scene. Local diversions have been put in place.
Witnesses are asked to contact Thomastown Garda Station on 056-7754150, the Garda Confidential Line on 01-800666111, or any garda station.