Man in his 20s dies after hit-and-run in Co Meath

Pedestrian was found with fatal injuries on the Rathmolyon to Summerhill Road

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene following the incident.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene following the incident.

 

A man his 20s has died after a hit-and-run incident on the Rathmolyon to Summerhill Road in Co Meath on Thursday evening.

The male pedestrian was found with fatal injuries at the side of the road at about 8.50pm after he was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene following the incident.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan.

The area where the incident occurred on the Rathmolyon to Summerhill Road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda forensic collision investigations and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are calling for witnesses, anyone with information or anyone who was travelling on the road between 8.30pm and 9pm on Thursday evening to contact Trim Garda station on 046-9481540, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.