A woman in her 50s has died after a road crash outside Adare in Co Limerick.

The incident, involving a car and a 4x4 vehicle, happened at around 3pm today on the N21 at Kilgobbin.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 4x4, a woman in her 40s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries.

Gardaí are investigating and a technical examination of the scene has been completed.

They are appealing for any witnesses, particularly road users who may have camera footage, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí in Newcastle West on 069 20650 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.