A man in his 70s has died following a road collision in Co Westmeath.

The single vehicle collision, that involved the man's tractor, happened on the R389, Mullingar Road, in Kilbeggan.

Gardaí were called to the area just before 8am this morning.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remains closed to allow a forensic examination.

Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at Athlone Garda Station on 09064 98550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

They are appealing to any road users who were travelling in the area with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make it available to them.