An elderly woman has died after she was struck by a truck in Co Monaghan.

The collision happened at around midday on Main Street in Carrickmacross.

The 75-year-old local woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Carrickmacross crash

Her body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where a post-mortem examination will take place.

Diversions are in place and the road will remain closed for a technical examination by garda forensic collision investigators.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 9690190, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.