A man in his 50s has died after the car he was driving crashed into a wall in Waterford.

The crash happened on the N72 Lismore to Cappoquin Road outside Lismore at around 8.45am this morning.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Waterford Regional Hospital.

He was the sole occupant and no other vehicles were involved.

The road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

Witnesses are asked to contact Dungarvan Garda Station on 058-48600, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.