Northern Ireland

Elderly woman dies after being hit by car in Kilkeel

An elderly woman has died after she was hit by a car in Kilkeel, County Down.

She was walking on the Newcastle Road when she was struck by a red Citroen C1 just after 18:30 GMT on Tuesday.

A PSNI spokesman said the woman died as a result of the collision.

The road was closed for more than five hours but reopened to traffic at about midnight.