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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man in his 40s struck and killed by car on motorway in Kildare

The accident happened at about 3.30am this morning.

2 The M9 at Kilcullen Source: Google Maps

Updated 2.50pm

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses to a fatal collision on the M9 motorway in Kildare to come forward.

The man died after being struck by a car in the early hours of this morning.

The incident happened on the M9 motorway northbound near Kilcullen in Co Kildare, at about 3.30am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, meanwhile, was uninjured.

The road remains closed to facilitate a Garda forensic investigation.

Northbound traffic is currently being directed off the motorway at the Athy exit, junction three.

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Gardaí say they would like to speak to anyone who may have driven between Kilcullen and Athy between 2.30am and 4.30am last night.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045 884300.

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