Another man was taken to hospital following the incident this morning
A man in his 30s was killed when the car he was driving collided with a van this morning.
The incident happened on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Rathowen on the Longford-Westmeath border, at around 6am.
He was the sole occupant of the car, and was pronounced dead at scene.
The driver of the van, who is in his early 30s, was brought to Midlands Regional Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.
A section of the N4 is currently closed for a forensic examination, and diversions are in place.
LONGFORD: N4 to remain closed for most of the day on Rathowen side of Edgeworthstown following fatal crash. Diversions via Coole. theAA.ie— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) July 11, 2016
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact them at Granard Garda Station on 043 6687660.