An 18-year-old cyclist has died following a collision with a car in Co Cork. 

The incident happened near Rosscarbery at around 7pm. 

The young man was was seriously injured when he was struck by a car at Barley Hill, on the Clonakilty to Skibbereen Rd just west of Rosscarbery.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Cork University Hospital.

The driver of the car, a man in his late 60s, was uninjured.

The road was closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination but has since re-opened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Clonakilty Garda station on 023 8821570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.