A man in his 60s has been killed, and a 12-year-old boy injured, in a road collision in Co Mayo.

The man was driving the car when the crash happened on the N59 near Mulranny at around 7pm last night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to Mayo University Hospital with minor injuries. 

No other vehicle was involved.

A garda technical examination of the scene is due to take place today; the road remains closed with local diversions in place. 

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Westport Garda Station on 098-50237.