A teenager has been killed in a road crash in Co Kilkenny.

The single-vehicle collision happened at Dowling near Piltown in south Kilkenny at about 8pm last night.

Gardaí confirmed that one of the passengers in the car, a male teenager, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was brought to University Hospital Waterford where a post-mortem examination will be conducted.

Two other males who were in the car were brought to hospital for treatment.

Emergency services attended the scene and gardaí closed the road which was expected to remain closed overnight to allow a technical examination to take place this morning.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them.

Anyone with information can contact Thomastown Garda Station 056 7754150 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.