A 60-year-old man has died after he was struck by a car in Co Kildare yesterday evening.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision which occurred at around 5.45pm in Moyvalley.

His body was removed to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem examination is due to take place.

The driver of the car was not injured.

The road has been closed for a technical examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed to witnesses to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01-6667800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.