A man has died after a collision between a motorcycle and a van in Co Westmeath.

Gardaí at Mullingar are appealing for witnesses following a the collision which happened around 4.30pm on the R390 near Loughnavalley, Co Westmeath.

The male, aged in his mid 20s, was taken by ambulance to Mullingar Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the van was also taken to hospital.

Forensic collision investigators are currently examining the scene. The road is closed to traffic and diversions are in place.