The N5 at Carrabawn, Swinford has re-opened to traffic in the past few minutes (1pm) following a fatal collision yesterday afternoon.

A car and lorry collided on the N5, near the Applegreen store, just before 4pm.

The 61-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been named locally as Frank Walsh , Treeneure, Kiltimagh.

A passenger in the car, a man in his twenties, was taken by ambulance from the scene to Mayo University Hospital. His injuries are described as not life threatening.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080.