A motorcyclist in his 50s was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a tractor in Roscommon this evening.

Gardaí in Boyle are investigating the two-vehicle collision that occurred on the N5 between Strokestown and Scramoge Cross at around 8pm.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Roscommon Hospital.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealling for witnesses to contact Boyle Garda Station on 071 9664620, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.