A man has died following a road crash in the midlands this morning.

The incident happened on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Mullingar at around 6am.

The man died when the car he was driving hit a wall. He was the only person in the car.

His body has been taken to Mullingar Regional Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

A section of the road is currently closed but local diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Granard Garda Station on 043 6687660, or any garda station.