A woman has died after being hit by a car in Launceston.

Police were called to St Thomas Road around midday today (Monday 7) following reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a woman in hers 60s from Launceston was treated at the scene but died a short time later.

Her family have been informed.

A 20-year-old man from Launceston has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in police custody.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.