A man in his 40s has died in a single vehicle crash in Co Monaghan.

A 4 x 4 vehicle was discovered at the bottom of an embankment on the N12 at Tyholland at around 5pm.

The man, who was on his own, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been removed to Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan where a post mortem is due to be carried out tomorrow.

The road will be closed overnight for a technical examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.