One man has died and a woman has been injured following a road traffic collision involving two cars on the N7 at Ballyhiskey, Carrigatoher, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

The driver of one of the cars, a man in his 60s, was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where he was later pronounced dead.

The front seat passenger and only other occupant of this vehicle, a woman in her 60s, was also taken to University Hospital Limerick, where her injuries are reported to be non-life threatening.

The driver of the other car involved failed to remain at the scene.

The collision happened around 12.50pm today.

Forensic collision investigators are currently at the scene and the road is closed. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí at Nenagh are appealing for any witnesses to this fatal collision to come forward.

They are also appealing for any road users who may possess camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the N7 roadway between Nenagh and Birdhill between 12:30pm and 1:15pm, to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nenagh Garda Station on 067 31333, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or contact any Garda Station.