A 19-year-old man has died in a road crash near Tullamore, Co Offaly, this afternoon.

The two-car collision occurred on the Tullamore to Portarlington road at Geashill at around 1.30pm.

The young man who died was driving one of the cars and a passenger travelling with him was injured.

A man driving the other car was also injured.

Both people were taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

The road was closed between Geashill and Clonygowan for a short time bu has since been re-opened.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information about the crash to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057-9327600, or the Garda Confidential number on 1800 666 111.