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Another pedestrian dies on Irish roads

Conor Trindle
22 Mar 2023, 21:32 GMT+10

CO MAYO, Ireland - A teenage youth has been killed in a freak collision.

The boy was struck by a truck while walking in The Neale, Co. Mayo on Tuesday evening.

The tragic incident occurred on the R345, The Neale to Cong road, shortly before 5pm Tuesday.

The youth's body was removed to Mayo University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place in due course. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The R345 (The Neale to Cong) road was closed while the scene was subjected to a forensic examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The road remained closed overnight. Local diversions were put in place.

Garda are appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision to contact them. Anyone who was travelling on the R345, The Neale to Cong road, between 4pm and 5pm Tuesday evening and who may have camera footage (including dashcam) is asked to make this available to investigators.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

(File photo).

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