A 27-year-old woman has been found dead after the car she was driving was found upside down in a field in Co Tipperary.

Gardaí said the car apparently left the road and crashed through a ditch on Cashel to Fethard road, around 6km from Cashel.

It is believed there was nobody else in the car at the time of the crash.

The alert was raised this morning by relatives of the woman after she failed to return home last night.

The car was located at 9am after a search of the route that she would have taken to get home.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her body has been taken to South Tipperary General Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

Gardaí have appealed for anybody who may have witnessed the accident to contact them at Cashel Garda Station.