Two men have been killed in separate road crashes in counties Wexford and Kerry.

A man is his late 20s died following a single-vehicle crash near Gorey at around 12.30am.

Gardaí said the crash occurred at Clonattin Lower, Arklow Road, after the van veered off the road and struck a tree.

The man was seriously injured and taken to St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, where he was later pronounced dead.

The road was closed for a forensic investigation but has since reopened.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is carrying out an examination of the crash.

Gardaí have appealed to any witnesses, particularly motorists who may have dash-cam footage from the area, to contact Gorey Garda Station on 053-9430690, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

In Co Kerry, a pedestrian in his 50s was killed after he was struck by a car at Aughacasla, Castlegregory, at around 2.30am.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was not injured, but a woman travelling in the car was slightly injured and taken to Kerry University Hospital for treatment.

The road has been closed and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 702300 , the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.