A 90-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a car in Co Kerry.

The incident happened just off the N70 Cahirciveen to Waterville Road at Spunkane in Waterville at around 8.40pm last night.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was removed to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.

The driver of the car was not injured.

The road was closed for a technical examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Cahirciveen Garda Station on 066-9473600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.