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Man (40s) arrested in relation to fatal hit-and-run collision in Co Donegal

In the early hours of this morning, a female pedestrian was hit by a van on the N15 at Townparks, Lifford.

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Neasa Cumiskey

A man in his 40s has been arrested in relation to a fatal hit-and-run collision in Co. Donegal today.

In the early hours of this morning, a female pedestrian was struck by a white van on the N15 at Townparks, Lifford. The driver then fled the scene.

A man was later arrested and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Letterkenny Garda Station.

Gardaí and emergency services arrived at the scene at approximately 2:45am and the woman (34) was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Letterkenny, where she was later pronounced dead.

Traffic diversions were put in place and the scene was preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The local Coroner has been notified and arrangements will be made for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward and for those with video footage (including dash cam) from the scene and along this route to make it available to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074 9167116 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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