Two men have died in a single-vehicle road crash in Co Kildare.

The crash happened at around 7.50pm near Allenwood on the R403 Derrinturn to Allenwood Road.

The men, aged 21 and 28, were fatally injured when the car in which they were travelling left the road and struck a tree.

They were both pronounced dead at scene and their bodies were taken to Naas General Hospital.

A post-mortem examination is to be arranged.

The road is closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was travelling in the area who may have information about the incident to contact them at Leixlip Garda Station on 01 6667800, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.