Gardaí are investigating an incident that occurred on the N7 this morning where a car collided with another car travelling down the wrong way of the dual carriageway.
The incident began at around midnight when gardaí spotted a Volkswagen Passat, containing two occupants, that was driving erratically in the Tallaght area of Dublin.
Gardaí attempted to stop the two occupants, believing the vehicle to be stolen, but they drove off and went the wrong way down an exit ramp onto the N7.
For safety reasons, gardaí were unable to pursue the vehicle that travelled down the exit ramp at the intersection Kingscourt near the Ballymount Industrial Estate.
At approximately 12:20am, the Passat collided with a Toyota Yaris.
One of the occupants of the Yaris, an Eastern European man in his 40s, died at the scene.
The other occupant, a man in his 30s, was taken to Tallaght Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The occupants of the Passat, two men in their 40s and 20s, are receiving medical treatment, the man in his 20s is receiving hospital treatment for non-life threatening injuries, and the man in his 40s was treated at the scene with non-life threatening injuries.