He was the only person in the van

A man's died following a single vehicle collision in Co Laois.

It happened around 7.30pm last night on local road at Cappalug near Killeshin.

It's understood the van the 49-year-old was driving left the road and struck a ditch.

He was the sole occupant of the van.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

His body has since been removed to Portlaoise Hospital for a post-mortem.