A man in his 40s has died in a single-vehicle road crash in Co Kilkenny.

The incident happened just after 11am this morning on the main N76 route between Clonmel, Co Tipperary and Kilkenny, outside Callan.

It is believed that the car went off the road near Killamery, just inside the Kilkenny-Tipperary border.

Gardaí say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The man who died was travelling towards Callan at the time of the crash.

The road has been closed between Poulacapple and Killamery to allow for a forensic examination by garda technical experts.

Anyone who may have seen the incident, or has dashcam footage of what happened, has been asked to contact gardaí.