Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 50s died following a road crash in Co Sligo this afternoon.

The woman was seriously injured at around 1pm today when the motorcycle she was a passenger on collided with a car on the N16 (Sligo to Manorhamilton road) near Drumkinsellagh.

She was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Her body was removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Sligo.

The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 50s, was also taken to hospital. His condition is understood to be serious. The occupants of the car were uninjured.

Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene.

The road has been closed to traffic and local diversions are in place. The local coroner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-9157000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.