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Man (20s) arrested after another man killed in hit-and-run incident in Letterkenny

The man was discovered at around 4am this morning in the Windyhall area.

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Updated Jun 15th 2020, 7:29 PM

A MAN HAS been arrested after another man died following a hit-and-run incident in Letterkenny in Donegal.

At approximately 4am, a man’s body was discovered by a road user along the roadway at Windyhall. 

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene and the man was transferred to Letterkenny University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An examination of the area was conducted by gardaí who have identified the man was struck by a vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. 

Forensic collision investigators attended the scene this morning to conduct a full technical examination. 

A man in his 20s has now been arrested by gardaí in relation to the investigation. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Letterkenny Garda Station. 

An appeal has been made for anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward. Particularly, gardaí are keen to speak to anyone who travelled in the Windyhall area from 1am to 4am and who may have camera/dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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