A young boy has died after being hit by a vehicle near Ballinagare in Co Roscommon just after 9am this morning.

The infant was treated at the scene but was later pronounced dead.

His body has been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway where a post mortem will take place.

No other injuries were reported.

A technical examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators has since been completed.

A family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family at this time.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly road users who may have camera footage, to contact them.