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Man (63) killed after being hit by 4x4 vehicle in 2am crash

The man was treated at the scene, but later pronounced dead.

Durrus, Co Cork
Durrus, Co Cork
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A MAN HAS died after being struck by a vehicle in West Cork in the early hours of this morning.

The crash happened in Durrus, around 9km from Bantry, at around 1.55am.

According to gardaí, the 63-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a 4×4 vehicle on Kilcrohane Road.

He was treated at the scene, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man’s body has since been removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem, and the coroner has been notified.

A section of the road has been closed with local diversions in place. Forensic tests will be carried out at the scene later this morning.

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Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Bantry Garda Station on 027-20860 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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