A teenager has died and four others were injured, one seriously, in a single car crash in Co Carlow.

The 16-year-old boy was killed when the car he was driving struck a wall near 'The Nine Stones', Mount Leinster in Borris, at around 5am.

There was four other teenage boys in the car at the time. One of them managed to raise the alarm.

The 16-year-old from Myshall was pronounced dead at the scene.

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He has been named as Eamon Kavanagh and he was a third-year student at Borris Vocational School.

The other teenagers were taken to St Luke's Hospital and Waterford University Hospital for treatment.

One of the boys has since been transferred to the Mater Hospital in Dublin where he is in a critical condition this evening.

Eamon Kavanagh was remembered by his school today.

"This is a terrible tragedy for the family, our school and our community," said principal John O'Sullivan.

"We are deeply saddened by these events.

"Our sympathy and thoughts are with Eamon's parents, brothers and sister, their wider family and many friends," added Mr Sullivan.

Eamon’s father Jim Kavanagh, a dog breeder, was sentenced on animal cruelty charges last Friday in Carlow.

The Kavanagh family has appealed for privacy.

The road was closed for a technical examination earlier today but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059 9136620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.