A MAN has died following a road accident in County Limerick overnight.
The 21-year-old was fatally injured at around 4am when the car he was driving left the road and struck a tree on the N21, south of Adare village.
No other vehicle was involved and, according to gardai, there were no other occupants in the vehicle.
The young man was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem is expected to be conducted later at University Hospital Limerick.
A section of the N21 has been closed to traffic and diversions are in place to facilitate a forensic examination of the scene.
Gardai at Newcastle West are investigating the circumstances of the accident and anyone with information is asked to contact them at 069 20650.