A man in his 50s has died after a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian in Co Offaly this morning.

The collision happened at around 10.50am on the Clonmeen Cross Road near Rhode.

A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene while another man in his 60s was taken to hospital with injuries.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Forensic Crime Scene Investigators are at the scene and the local coroner has been notified.

Gardaí in Tullamore are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incident and can provide information to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.