Gardaí in Mullingar are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Co Westmeath today.
A serious collision occurred involving a lorry and a car on the N4 near Ballinlack around 5pm this evening.
The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman in her 70s, who was a passenger in the car, was airlifted from the scene to Tallaght Hospital - her condition is understood to be serious.
The road at the crash site is currently closed to traffic in both directions and diversions are in place.