A man has died after a two-car collision outside Roscommon town last night.

The crash happened at Carrowmore on the N61 Roscommon to Athlone road at around 11.20pm.

The 40-year-old driver of one of the cars was seriously injured in the collision.

He was taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe where he was later pronounced dead.

He was the only person travelling in the car.

A 44-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl who were in the other car were taken to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore where their injuries are described as non-life threatening.

The road was closed for a forensic examination but has since reopened.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 090-6638300, the Garda Confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.