A pedestrian in his 70s has died after being struck by a van in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

The incident happened on the Castlepollard Road near the Midland Regional Hospital at about 3.15pm.

The road was closed to facilitate a forensic examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who was in the area between 3pm and 4pm to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044-9384000.