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Gardai appeal for witnesses following last night’s fatal car crash

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Gardai appeal for witnesses following last night’s fatal car crash

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a 45-year-old male pedestrian was hit and killed by a car at Grallagh, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, at 11:50pm last night.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Mayo General Hospital for Post Mortem examination.

The victim's horse had been killed in an earlier incident when it was hit by a vehicle and local sources say the man was in the process of moving the dead animal from the scene with another man when he was struck by an oncoming car.

No other persons were injured.

The scene of the incident is preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and traffic diversions are in place.

The local Coroner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyhaunis Garda Station 094 - 9630008 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.