A teenager has died and another boy was seriously injured when the stolen car they were travelling in crashed into a wall Co Tipperary.

The 18-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the Birr Road at Roscrea at around 1.55am.

Gardaí said a black BMW was stolen from a car sales yard at Brosna, Birr in Co Offaly between 1am and 1.40am this morning.

The teenager's body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem exam will be carried out.

A 16-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the car, was seriously injured and is being treated at University Hospital Limerick.

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

They have appealed to anyone with information to contact Roscrea Garda Station on 0505 24230, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.