A young man has died following a road accident in Co Donegal.

The incident occurred at around 1.40am this morning and involved a van on a local road at Cottian near Kilmacrennan.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, a 21-year-old man, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The scene of the crash has being preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local traffic diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Milford Garda Station 074-9153060 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.