A man in his 40s has died following a road crash in Co Sligo this afternoon.

The collision between a car and a truck happened on the N4 road between Castlebaldwin and Collooney at around 12pm.

The man, who was the sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to the mortuary at Sligo University Hospital.

The stretch of road was closed for a time to allow for a technical examination, but has since reopened.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Ballymote Garda Station on 071 9189500, or any garda station.