A pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry in Lixnaw, Co Kerry.

The incident happened on the Finuge to Abbeydorney Road at Bealkilla at around 10.40pm last night.

The man, who was in his early 60s, was brought to University Hospital Kerry where he later died.

The lorry driver was uninjured and the road, which was closed for a technical examination, has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Listowel Garda Station on 068 508 27, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.