An 18-year-old man has died following a road crash near Carbury, Co Kildare.

The car he was driving was discovered in a drain at Kishawanny, on the Carbury to Edenderry road, at around 1.50pm.

The young man, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to Naas General Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The road was closed for a technical examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Lexlip Garda Station on 01-6667800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.