A man in his 40s has died after he was struck by a van as he was walking near the village of Causeway, Co Kerry.

The crash happened at around 8.15pm yesterday.

The driver of the van, a man in his 50s, was uninjured in the incident.

The body of the dead man was removed to University Hospital Kerry where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The scene is preserved for examination by garda forensic collision investigators.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact Listowel Garda Station on 068-50820, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.