Teenage boy dies in road crash in Roscrea, County Tipperary

A teenage boy has died in road accident in Roscrea, County Tipperary.

The 18-year-old was travelling in a car with a 16-year-old passenger when their car hit a wall on the Birr Road around 01:55 BST on Monday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene; the other boy was seriously injured in the crash. He is being treated at Limerick Regional Hospital.

GardaĆ­ have closed the road and have appealed for anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them.