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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Pedestrian (40s) dies after being struck by car in early morning collision

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Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

A man in his 40s has died after being struck by a car in an early morning collision.

The incident happened on the Coolgreany Road in Arklow, Co Wicklow at about 2.20am this morning.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The driver of the car was uninjured in the incident.

The road at the scene of the crash is closed pending an examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Arklow Garda Station on 0402 26320.

The man is the fourth person to die on Irish roads since Friday.

Tributes have been paid to Sean Halloran, a young man in his 20s, who was killed in a 4am crash on Sunday in Co Mayo. Mr Halloran, from Clonbur in Co Galway had been attending GAA event, Comortas Peile Na Gaeltachta in Tourmakeady. Two other occupants were also rushed to hospital.

Mr Halloran's close friend, named locally as Orla O'Malley, was last night fighting for her life in Mayo University Hospital.

The driver of the car, in his 20s, was also injured.

Meanwhile, on Saturday a man in his 40s was killed in a single car crash on the M6. A female passenger was also hospitalised.

On Friday Cavan GAA backroom team member, Dominic Earley, was killed in a road crash in Co Fermanagh.

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