A woman in her 60s has died following a traffic accident in Co Kilkenny this evening.

The pedestrian was fatally injured when she was involved in a collision with a car at about 6pm at Green Street, Callan, Co Kilkenny. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, was not injured.

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination of the crash scene and is not expected to reopen until tomorrow.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Green Street, Callan, or who drove through the town at about 6pm to contact them at Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000.