Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the death of an elderly cyclist on the N2 road, Balrath, Co Meath.

At around 11.30am, gardaí were called to the scene of an incident involving a car and a cyclist on the R153 Balrath near Kentstown.

The cyclist, a 70-year-old man, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured in the collision.

Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene and the road remains closed to traffic. The local coroner has been notified.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, and in particular to anyone who travelling on the R153 in Balrath between 11am and 11.30am, to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station at 046-9036100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.