A ten-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car near Tullamore, Co Offaly.

The crash happened at about 9.15am at Ballykilmurray, about 5km outside Tullamore.

The victim was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057-9327600.