A man in his late 50s has died after the lorry he was driving collided with another lorry in Co Roscommon.

The accident happened on the N5 between Ballinagare and Tulsk at 5am this morning.

The man was the sole occupant of one of the lorries and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other lorry, a man in his early 40s, was removed to Mayo General Hospital with minor injuries.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094-9621630, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.