A 16-year-old boy was killed in a collision in Co Tipperary early this morning.

The accident happened on the N7 at Coole, Toomevara, Nenagh shortly after 5am.

The teenager was a rear seat passenger in a car, which collided with a jeep.

There were two other people in the car who suffered slight injuries.

Traffic on the road was reduced to one lane after the accident and delays were expected.