CO TIPPERARY, Ireland - An investigation has been launched into the fatal crash near Clonmel, Co Tipperary in the early hours of Thursday morning.
First responders were called to the scene of a single car collision on the N24 at Killaloan on the outskirts of Clonmel, around 3:00am Thursday.
The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital where he has since been pronounced dead. Two passengers in the car, a man and woman both in their 20s, were also taken to hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The road was closed to traffic with local diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators and crime scene examiners have since examines the crash site scene.
"From our initial enquiries it's understood the car, a 05WH registered silver Volkswagen Polo, left the road and struck a wall while travelling from Clonmel in the direction of Carrick-on-Suir," Superintendent William Leahy said at Clonmel Garda Station later on Thursday.
"We are appealing for witnesses and in particular anyone who travelling on this stretch of road between 2.45am and 3.15am this morning to contact us at Clonmel Garda Station. We would also ask any road user with camera footage to make it available to investigating Gardai," he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station 052-6177640 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.