A 21-year-old Irish man has died in the US following a road crash.

Mark Sands, from Blackrock, Co Louth, was in Austin, Texas as part of a college exchange programme.

In the early hours of Friday 1 February, he was struck by a car while riding a scooter and later died in hospital.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support Mark's family.

The page describes him as "one of the most charming and amusing people you will ever meet".

Mrs Sands' mother posted an update on the page saying they were overwhelmed by sadness and thanking people for their support.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was providing assistance through its consulate in Austin, Texas.