A man has died following a road crash near Banagher in Co Offaly this afternoon.

The crash took place in the townland of Lavagh Beg near Lusmagh at around 3pm.

It is understood the car was travelling from Lusmagh towards Victoria Lough when it left the road and struck a wall.

The 35-year-old man, who was the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger of the car, a man in his late 20s, was uninjured.

The man's body has been removed to Midlands Regional Hospital for a post-mortem examination, and the local coroner has been notified.

Local diversions remain in place while gardaí investigate the crash.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Birr Garda Station on 057-9169710.