An 86-year-old man has died and two other people were injured in a two-car collision in Co Westmeath.

The crash happened on the N4 on the Dublin side of the Downs in Mullingar at about 9.30pm last night.

A man and a woman injured in the collision were removed to Mullingar General Hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for several hours overnight to allow for a technical examination at the scene, but has since reopened.