A young Irish woman was killed in a single-vehicle collision.

The woman has been named as 21-year-old Meaghan Miller.

Miller was reportedly in Canada completing a work placement on a farm as part of her animal science degree.

The third year University College Dublin student was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near the town of Maidstone, Saskatchewan.

A native of Malahide, Dublin, Miller was a keen horse riding enthusiast and worked at an equestrian centre in Dublin.

(Image via Facebook)

(Image via Facebook)

In an email issued to all students, UCD's Dean of Agriculutre Alex Evans said, "Meaghan's death is a great sorrow for all in our school and the wider UCD community.

"We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to her family and friends."

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told the Irish Times it was "providing ongoing consular assistance" to Miller's family.