A man in his 20s has died after the car he was driving left the road and hit a wall in Co Kilkenny in the early hours of this morning.

A woman in her 30s was seriously injured in the incident and taken to University Hospital Waterford.

The incident happened at around 1am at Knockwilliam in Ballyhale.

The scene has been closed off for Garda Forensic Investigators, diversions are in place and gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Thomastown Garda Station on 056-7754150 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800-666111.

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