A 29-year-old motorcyclist has died in a crash in Co Westmeath.

His motorcycle collided with a car on the N52 between Delvin and Clonmellon at about 5.30pm.

The man was taken to Mullingar General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination is to be arranged.

The driver of the car, who did not have any passengers, was not injured.

The N52 is closed at the scene to facilitate a forensic examination. Diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 9384000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda station.