One man has died and another is in a critical condition in hospital following a car crash in Co. Kildare.
The single-vehicle crash happened on the M9 motorway near Ballytore at a quarter to three this morning.
One of occupants of the car, a 22-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another man, understood to be aged 21, was rushed to Naas General Hospital where his condition is believed to be critical.
A woman was also injured in the crash. She is said to be in a serious condition in hospital this afternoon.
The stretch of road between Ballytore and Castledermot where the accident happened has now reopened to traffic