Pedestrian (28) dies after being hit by car in Co Galway

Man died on road near Loughrea town after 5.30am on Sunday

A pedestrian (28) died after a road collision in Loughrea, Co Galway early on Sunday.

The man was struck by a car near the town on the N66, Loughrea-Galway Road after 5.30am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe where a postmortem will take place.

The man (19) driving the car was not injured.

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The road was closed for forensic collision investigation.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone travelling the road between 1.30am and 5.30am on Sunday to contact Loughrea Garda station on 091-841222, The Garda Confidential Line 1800-666111 or any Garda station.