The crash happened on the N80 this morning

A man has died following a crash in Co. Laois.

It happened this morning on the N80 on Simmons Mill Cross Road.

At around 8:45am two cars collided on the stretch of road between Stradbally  and Arles.

The driver of one of the cars - a man in his 40s - died following the crash.

A woman and her child were in the other vehicle. Gardai say they suffered minor injuries in the incident and were taken to Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise and Crumlin Hospital. 

Gardai are appealing for any drivers with dash-cam footage who may have been on the road at the time of the incident to contact them.