A woman in her 40s has died after she was struck by a car in Co Kilkenny this evening.

The incident took place at around 5.20pm at Spring Hill.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene,

Gardaí said the driver of the car did not require any medical treatment.

The N10 at the scene of the collision is closed and local traffic diversions are in place. A technical examination of the scene will be carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators tomorrow morning.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly any road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station