A male pedestrian was killed in a road traffic collision in Co Laois last night.

The fatal collision between a car and the 38-year-old man occurred at Clonbrock, near Crettyard, Co Laois on the N78 Ballylinan to Castlecomer Rd shortly after 10pm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 24-year-old woman driver of the car was uninjured.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 9.50pm and 10.40pm to contact them in Abbeyleix Garda station on 057 8730580, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.