A man who was walking on the M1 in Co Meath has died following a collision involving a car on the southbound section of the motorway in the early hours of this morning.

The collision happened near the Junction 8 exit ramp south of Drogheda at 12.15am.

The man, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

The southbound section of the motorway between Junctions 9 and 7 was closed but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses or any motorists who were in the area at the time and who may have dash-cam footage to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 8010600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.