A man in his 70s has died after he was hit by a bus in Co Meath last night.

The pedestrian died after the incidet, which happened on the R135 at Newtown Cross, The Ward near Ashbourne at around 11pm.

He was treated at the scene by emergency services but died a short time later.

The man's body was brought to Navan Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. 

Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the scene and the road has since reopened. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.