A man has died after a crash involving a Garda vehicle.
The accident happened on a stretch of dual carriageway between Naas and Newbridge in Co Kildare early on Sunday.
The man in his mid-20s was taken by ambulance to Naas General Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The R445 road remains close to traffic while Garda officers carried out a detailed technical examination of the scene. Diversions have been put in place.
The incident has been referred to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission.