A 27-year-old man has been killed in a road traffic incident on the M1 on Monday evening at around 7pm.

GardaĆ­ are investigating the collision that occurred between a truck and a pedestrian just after junction 5 at Balbriggan.

The man's body has been removed to James Connolly Memorial Hospital Mortuary.

The driver of the truck was uninjured in the collision.

The scene on the M1 is currently closed as forensic investigators are at scene and local diversions are in place.

GardaĆ­ in Balbriggan are seeking the assistance of any members of the public who were travelling on the M1 or who may be able to offer any further information or who witnessed the collision to contact them at 01-8020190, The Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.