One man has died and another has been injured following a collision between a van and a lorry in Co Limerick this morning.

The crash happened near O'Rourke's Cross, close to Charleville, on the main road linking Limerick and Cork.

The driver of the van was killed in the crash, while the driver of the lorry was injured, but not seriously.

The area has been sealed off and a garda investigation is under way.

Diversions on the busy route are in place and gardaí in Bruff are appealing for witnesses.