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Roscommon crash claims life of man

A man has been killed in a car crash in Roscommon, gardai said.

The victim, in his 20s, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and no-one else was involved in the accident on the Roscommon to Castlecoote Road at around 3.15am.

The man, in his mid-20s, was pronounced dead at the scene about 2.5 miles (4km) outside Roscommon town, and his body taken to Roscommon Hospital.

The road was closed for forensic examination by Garda technical experts and diversions put in place.

Gardai have appealed for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.