A man has died after the car he was driving collided with a horse in Kilmeaden, Co Waterford.

The accident happened on the N25 Cork to Waterford road at Ballyduff East at 1.50am.

The 42-year-old driver was seriously injured and was admitted to Waterford Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The horse died at the scene.

Witnesses are asked to contact Tramore Gardaí on 051 391620.