The man, aged in his mid-twenties, was hit by a truck in the early hours of Friday morning ...

An Irishman has died after being struck by a lorry in the US.

It is understood the man, aged in his mid-twenties, was run over in Austin, Texas in the early hours of Friday morning.

Austin Police said he was hit by a semi-trailer truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance to the man’s family.