Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Mayo overnight
A woman (49) was killed after she was struck by a car as she walked along a road next to the village of Breaffy, near Castlebar.
The incident happened at around 3 am and Gardai are asking for anyone with information to come forward.
The 49-year-old was taken to Mayo General Hospital but died a short time later.
The N60 from Castlebar to Claremorris remains closed in both direction as Gardai carry out a forensic investigation.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Castlebar Garda Station on 094 9038200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.