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Man killed in Donegal hit-and-run

It is believed the man in his late 40s was struck by a vehicle as he walked home last night.

The Newtown Road at Ardfarn, Donegal.
The Newtown Road at Ardfarn, Donegal.
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A MAN IN his late 40s has been killed in a hit-and-run collision at Ardfarn in Donegal overnight.

Gardaí said today they are investigating the fatal collision after the body of the man was discovered at 5.10am on the Newtown Road, about one mile from Bundoran, close to the cemetery. They said the man appears to have been struck by a vehicle which did not remain at the scene.

The victim is believed to have been walking from Bundoran to his home in Boyannagh, Co Leitrim.

The body remains at the scene and it is expected that it will be removed to Sligo General Hospital, where a post mortem will be carried out later today. The road is closed and garda forensic collision investigators are in the process of carrying out an examination of the area.

Gardaí are asking anyone who travelled on the Newtown Road near Bundoran last night or in the early hours of this morning to contact them at Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 9858530.

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