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Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

A 24-year-old man was fatally injured after he was struck by a car on the Lisselton to Ballybunion Road in Co Kerry, between 2am and 4am this morning.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and has been removed to the morgue at Tralee General Hospital.

Another 25-year-old male, who was the driver of the car, was taken to Tralee General Hospital but his injuries are described as not serious.

The road is currently closed between Lisselton Cross and Ahafone Cross to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and diversions are in place.

Gardai in Listowel are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have been on the Lisselton to Ballybunion Road between 2am and 4am to contact them in Listowel on 068 21000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Meanwhile, in Co Down, two teenage men have died after their car hit a wall.

The vehicle left the Kilbroney Road in Rostrevor shortly before midnight, police said, ending up in a field.

The collision caused a fire at a nearby oil tank which spread to a property.

A third man was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

A female resident in the house was also taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

Inspector Stephen Humphries said: "We are working to establish the circumstances of the collision and I am appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who was travelling on the Kilbroney Road prior to the time of the collision and who may have seen a silver Volkswagen Bora on the road."