A man in his early 40s has died after a road crash on the N20 in Co Limerick this afternoon.

A collision involving a car and a truck occurred around 12.30pm on the N20 near Lackanagrour.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was taken to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution.

The N20 was closed near O'Rourke's Cross with local diversions in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and for any road users who may dashcam footage and who were travelling in the area at the time of the collision to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bruff Garda Station on 061-382940, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.