Man dies in Longford in suspected hit and run

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Man dies in road traffic accident

Suspected hit and run in Longford

A man in his early 20s has died in a suspected hit-and-run collision in Co Longford.

The pedestrian was struck by a passing vehicle at around 11.45pm last night, Friday 15th while walking on the N4 at Deerpark near Newtownforbes.

The vehicle involved in the collision failed to stop and continued in the direction of Newtownforbes.

The pedestrian, a man in his early 20s, was treated at the scene by a paramedic team and removed by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar. The man was later pronounced dead in hospital.

The scene of the incident has been preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local crime officers.

Traffic diversions are in place and the road is expected to remain closed for the next number of hours.

The local coroner and Office of State Pathologist will be notified.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses, and particularly the driver of the vehicle, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station on 043 335 0570 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.