A 70-year-old man has died following a road collision near Ferbane in Co Offaly. 

The pedestrian, who was on the N62 Ferbane to Athlone road, was seriously injured after the collision with a lorry at around 7.30am.

He was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the lorry was not injured.

The road was closed for a technical examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses and particularly to anyone who was on the Ferbane to Athlone road between 7am and 7.20am to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 9169710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.