A man in his 30s has died after a crash in Carnaross.

Shortly before 9.30pm last night, gardaí responded to reports that a car had hit the back of a truck that was parked on the roadside.

The driver of the car died at the scene.

The R147 road is closed between Kells and Virginia as gardaí investigate.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

In particular, they appealed to any road users travelling between Kells and Virginia last night between 9pm and 10pm, and who may have dash cam footage, to contact them.

Anyone with any information can contact Kells Garda Station on 046-9280820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any garda station.