A 48-year-old man has died in a single vehicle collision on the outskirts of Listowel in Co Kerry.

It is understood the man was a rear seat passenger in the car.

The crash happened this afternoon on a minor road between Moyvane and Listowel.

Two other men, who were also in the car, were taken to Kerry General Hospital, where their injuries are said not to be life threatening.

The road has been closed for a technical examination and local diversions are in place.