A 50-year-old man has died in a road crash in Co Sligo.

The man was killed when his 4x4 vehicle left the road at Corballa and hit an embankment at around 1am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Sligo General Hospital.

The road is closed for a technical examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the crash to contact Ballymote Garda Station on 071 9189500.