The incident happened at around 4:50am this morning.

A man in his 70s has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision in Co Roscommon.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a collision in which a car struck a wall at Ballyforan, Co Roscommon at approximately 4.50am this morning.

The driver, a man in his 70s, was taken to Roscommon University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A female passenger was uninjured in the incident.

The road remains closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.