A 46-year-old man has died in a two-vehicle collision near Kells, Co Meath.

He was fatally injured when the van he was driving collided with a lorry at Johnsbrook on the N52 from Kells to Mullingar, at an area known locally as Lynch's Cross.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been removed to Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, where a post-mortem examination will take place.

A second man, who was driving the lorry, was also taken to Our Lady's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident took place at 10.30am this morning.

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

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kells Garda Station on 046-9280820, the Garda Confidential telephone line on 01-666111 or any garda station.