A man in his 30s has died following a road crash on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Rathowen at around 6am this morning.
The man suffered fatal injuries when the car he was driving collided with a van. He was the only occupant of this car and was pronounced dead at scene.
The van driver was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore with serious non-life threatening injuries.
A section of the N4 is currently closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision investigators. Diversions are in place. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Granard Garda Station on 043 6687660, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.