Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in which an 11-year-old girl died.
It happened 3km outside Abbeydorney in Tralee, Co Kerry on Monday at around 7.30pm.
The girl, who was cycling a bike, was seriously injured and taken to Tralee University Hospital.
She later passed away from her injuries.
The driver of the van, a man aged in his 50s, was also taken to Tralee University Hospital for treatment.
The road remains closed as a technical examination of the scene is being conducted by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.
Local diversions are also in place.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward.
Any road users who were travelling near Abbeydorney on the R556, between 7.00pm and 8.00pm on Monday evening, and who may have camera footage - including dash cam - is asked to make it available to Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tralee Garda station on (066)-710-2300, the Garda Confidential Line at 180- 666-111 or any Garda station.