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Coras Point

Appeal for witnesses after man hit by car dies in Cavan

The incident occurred last night on the R198 between Coras Point and Cavan town.

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a fatal road collision in which a man died in the townland of Coras Point, Co Cavan, at around 9pm yesterday.

The collision involved a pedestrian and a car and occurred on the R198 (between Coras Point and Cavan town). The pedestrian, a man aged in his 60s, was fatally injured during the collision.

His body has been removed to the mortuary at Cavan General Hospital. A post-mortem is due to take place later today. No other injuries were reported during the collision.

The scene is currently preserved for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The R198 is closed and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling between Cavan town and Crossdoney between 8.30pm and 9:30pm on Wednesday evening, and who may have camera (including dashcam) footage to make it available.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Cavan Garda Station on 049 436 8800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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