A man has died following a road crash in Co Mayo.

The 61-year-old was the driver of a car that collided with a lorry on the N5 at Carrabawn near Swinford at around 3.40pm this afternoon.

A passenger in the car, a man in his late 20s, was injured and was taken to Mayo Univeristy Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the lorry was not injured.

The scene of the crash is expected to remain closed until Midday on Wednesday and diversions will remain in place overnight.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact them at Claremorris Garda Station on 094-9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.