A 62-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision in Co Kildare.

The incident happened at Kimurray, Johnstown Bridge when a car and a truck collided at approximately 2.45pm.

The driver of the truck, a 66-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Blanchardstown Hospital.

The deceased man was the driver of the car. His body has been removed to Naas hospital mortuary.

The road is closed and diversions are currently in place.

An appeal for witnesses has been issued and anyone with information, particularly those travelling from Johnstown Bridge to Kilshanroe in the afternoon, is asked to contact  Kilcock Garda Station on 01 6757390, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.