A teenager has been killed when his car veered off the road and hit a wall at around 6.25am in Co Carlow.
The 17-year-old motorist was pronounced dead at scene of the crash, on the N9 at Bagenalstown.
His passenger, also aged 17, was taken to St Lukes General Hospital Kilkenny with minor injuries.
Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
The road was closed and diversions put in place while Garda Forensic Collision Investigators examined the scene.