A man in his seventies has died after being struck by a car in Co Roscommon.

The incident happened on Bridge Street in Strokestown shortly before 8pm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver of the car was not injured.

The N5 Longford/Westport road is closed for forensic examinations and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Castlerea Garda Station on 094-9621630.