An elderly man has died following a road incident in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim this afternoon.

The 80-year-old died after the tractor he was driving struck a ditch as he drove out of a field onto a local road at Leckaun at around 1pm.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene, and the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

The site has been preserved and will be examined by a garda forensic team in the morning.

The man’s body was removed to University Hospital Sligo where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Manorhamilton Garda Station on 071-9820620.