Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Strokestown, shortly before 8pm last night.

The collision on the N5 at Bridge Street in the town involved a car and a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the car was not injured.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

The N5 remains closed at Bridge street as a forensic examination is carried OUT.

 Diversions are in place via Four Mile House and Tulsk.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094 9621630.

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