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Pedestrian killed in fatal traffic collision

Pedestrian killed in fatal traffic collision

A 64-year-old man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car on the N80 at Dysart, Portlaoise, Co Laoise at 8:30pm last night.

He was treated at the scene by emergency services and taken to Portlaoise General hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a man in his 50s, was uninjured in the incident.

A stretch of the N80 between Stradbally and Bloomfield is currently closed to traffic and local diversions are in place.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are due to examine the scene this morning.

The Coroner has been notified. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station 057-8674100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.