Driver killed as car smashes into tree
Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a man died and a woman was seriously injured in a car crash in Co Clare.
The car struck a tree at around 3.40am at Carraig Hill, Woodcock Hill, Meelik, the Garda said.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman passenger , who is believed to be 25, was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
The road remained closed for a forensic examination.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Mayorstone Garda station on 061 456980, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.