A man in his 70s has been killed in a road crash in Co Monaghan. 

The single-vehicle crash happened at Lakeview, Castleblayney at around 1.45pm this afternoon.

It is understood the car the man was driving left the road and struck a wall. 

His body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where a post mortem will be carried out.

The scene is being forensically examined and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at Castleblayney Garda Station on 042- 974 7902, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.