A teenager (17) has died in a single-vehicle collision in County Kilkenny.
The fatal crash occurred at Dowling in Piltown after 8pm earlier today (Wednesday).
The male youth who died was a passenger in the car involved. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other occupants of the car, also both male, were taken to University Hospital Waterford for treatment.
Gardai did not provide details on their conditions. The road was due to remain closed overnight with local diversions in place.
A technical examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators was planned for Thursday morning.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage, including dash cam footage, have been asked to make it available.
Contact Thomastown Garda Station 056 7754150 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.