A man in his 40s has died in a road crash near Ovens in Co Cork.

His motorbike collided with a van at Ballygroman Upper at around 6.15pm this evening.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road between Crossbarry and Killumney is closed and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

They are also asking road users who were travelling on the L2218 between Begley's Forge and Crossbarry at the time of the crash to make any dashcam footage available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bandon Garda Station on 023 8852200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.