A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car on the N5 near Strokestown overnight.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision shortly after 5am on a stretch of the N5 on the Longford side of Strokestown.

The male pedestrian, who was in his 30's, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was taken by ambulance to Sligo University Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The N5 remains closed for forensic examination, with diversions in place.

Castlerea Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at 094 - 96 21630  - particularly any road users with dash-cam footage.

 

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