A man in his 20s has died and two others have been seriously injured in a road crash in Wexford town.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the car he was driving hit a barrier on Whitemill Road at around 12.30am.

Two male passengers were taken to Wexford General Hospital with serious injuries.

The incident has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

The road had been closed for a forensic examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Wexford Garda Station on 053-9165200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.