A man is in a critical condition following a crash in North Kerry this morning.
The single vehicle crash occurred at Dirrawest, Listowel in the early hours of this morning.
At 3.40am a van left the road and collided with a pole at Dirrawest.
A man in his 20s was removed from the scene to University Hospital Kerry with serious injuries and remains in a critical condition.
Two other occupants, who are aged in their 20s and early 30s, were also taken to UHK with non-life threatening injuries; another passenger was treated for injuries at the scene.
The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.
Traffic is diverted onto the L1017 and at Gale Cross, and onto the L6029; Heavy Goods Vehicles should divert at Lisselton and at Listowel.
Gardaí say their investigations are ongoing.