Man dies in early morning road crash

A man in his 70s has died after a crash in Roscommon. It happened in the early hours of this morning and diversions are currently in place.

Shortly before five o’clock this morning, the man’s car hit a wall at Ballyforan.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene and the man – who is in his 70s – was brought to Roscommon University Hospital.

He was later pronounced dead, while a female passenger was uninjured in the crash. A post mortem on the man’s body is due to take place later today.

The road remains closed this morning to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.