A man in his 40s has died after a crash in Co Leitrim last night.

The crash happened when the man's van hit a tree on a minor road off the Cloone-Drunlish road at Fearglass South, Mohill at around 11.50pm.

The man, who was alone in the vehicle at the time, was brought to the Midland Regional Hospital at Mullingar where he was later pronounced dead.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station on 071-9650510, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.