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.

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.