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Gardai investigating collision in which female pedestrian was killed

Collision: The road at the scene in closed and is not expected to re-open until tomorrow morning
Collision: The road at the scene in closed and is not expected to re-open until tomorrow morning

Gardai are investigating a fatal road accident which occurred earlier this evening.

The incident happened at approximately 7.30pm on the N5 at Bohola in County Mayo.  

A female pedestrian, who is aged in her 50s, was fatally injured when she was struck by a car, which was travelling in the direction of Swinford.

The male driver of the vehicle was not injured, Gardai said. 

The road at the scene is closed and is not expected to re-open until tomorrow morning. 

Diversions are in place and heavy goods vehicles are asked to avoid the area.

Anybody who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Gardai at Swinford Garda Station 094-9252990, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.