An 18-year-old man has died following a single vehicle crash in Co Mayo.

The incident happened at Tarmon, Blacksod, Co Mayo at about 5.40pm when a car left the road and struck a wall.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and a front seat passenger, also in his late teens, was airlifted to Mayo General Hospital where his injuries are described as non-life threatening.

The road is closed to facilitate a forensic examination and is expected to re-open in the morning.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this collision to contact Belmullet Garda Station on 097  81910, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.