It happened near Mullingar yesterday evening.
A man in his 70s has died following a crash in Westmeath last night.
The single vehicle collision occurred in the Gainstown area of Mullingar at about 7pm.
The man - who was the sole occupant of a van - was pronounced dead at the scene.
His remains have been removed to Mullingar Regional Hospital and a forensic examination of the scene has taken place.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users who may have dash cam footage, to contact them at Mullingar Garda Station on 044 938 4000 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.