A 15-year-old girl, who moved to New York from Co Leitrim earlier this year with her family, has died after being knocked down by a car.

Kalie Gill had been attending a church fundraising event in the neighbourhood of Yonkers on Friday night when the accident happened.

Her 12-year-old sister, Lindsey, was critically injured in the incident.

The girls' parents, Damien and Karen Gill, had lived in Fenagh, Co Leitrim before returning to New York earlier this year.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they have been contacted by relatives in Ireland and will provide consular assistance if requested.