A woman has died following a serious crash in Kildare involving several cars. 

The collision involved two civilian vehicles, one of which was being pursued by Gardaí.

Five other people were injured in the incident and have been taken to Tallaght Hospital and Naas General Hospital.

The collision happened on the M7, north of exit 13 shortly before 9pm.

Gardaí advise that the road will be closed overnight.

A team of GSOC investigators was deployed to the scene, following referral of the incident to the Garda Ombudsman.

GSOC is appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information which may assist the investigation, to contact them on 1890 600 800.