Gardaí are investigating a fatal road crash in Wexford which claimed the life of a man in his 20s.

The two vehicle collision occurred at Ballintore, Ferns at approximately 5.20pm today.

A man in his 20s who was the sole occupant of the first car died.

His body was taken from the scene to University Hospital Waterford where a post mortem will take place.

The driver of the second vehicle, a woman in her 50s, was seriously injured.

She was taken to St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin where her condition is described as critical.

The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

The road will remain closed overnight and gardaí say the examination of the scene will begin tomorrow morning at first light.

Gardaí are appealing to any road users who were travelling in the area at the time and may have camera footage.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on (053) 9233534, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda Station.