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Witness appeal Pedestrian (30s) killed in collision in Roscommon


A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car on the N5 early this morning.

Gardai and emergency services were called to the scene of the incident which occurred on a stretch of the N5 near the village of Strokestown (on the Longford side) shortly after 5am.

The male pedestrian (30s) was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The driver of the car was removed by Ambulance to University Hospital Sligo.

His injuries are understood to be non-life threatening.

The scene remains closed and garda forensic collision investigators will examine the crash site this morning.

The local coroner has been notified.

Traffic diversions on the route are expected to remain in place in the coming hours.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and also to any road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) from along the route at around the time of the collision to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on (094) 962 1630 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666

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