Two people have been killed and a third person seriously injured following a road crash in Co Kildare.

The collision between a car and a motorcycle occurred shortly before 2.30pm on the road between Athy and Ballytore.

The motorcyclist, who was in his 20s, and a woman passenger in the car, aged in her 80s, were killed.

The driver of the car, also in his 80s, was seriously injured and has been taken to Naas General Hospital.

The N78 has been closed and diversions are in place.