A man has died in a road crash in Co Mayo.

The man, who was in his 30s, died after his car left the road a hit a wooden fence at Kilbride, Newport, at around 4.20am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar, where a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

The man was travelling alone and no other vehicles were involved.

The road has been closed and local diversions are in place.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Westport Garda Station on 098-50237 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.