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GSOC investigating after man (40s) killed in hit-and-run incident in Co Louth

The incident occurred shortly before 2.30am this morning on the Rathmullen Road in Drogheda.


THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is appealing for witnesses following a fatal hit-and-run incident in Co Louth.

The incident occurred shortly before 2.30am this morning on the Rathmullen Road in Drogheda, where a pedestrian was found unresponsive.

The pedestrian, a man aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Gardaí said the vehicle involved failed to remain at the scene, but a vehicle of interest has since been recovered as part of ongoing inquiries. It will undergo technical and forensic examination.

The scene was preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators this morning. Local traffic diversions are in place, and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out. 

GSOC said it is investigating after receiving a referral from An Garda Síochána.

It is appealing to any witnesses who observed any incident, activity or interactions at the time and location. It is also asking for any CCTV, dashcam or mobile footage witnesses may have captured.

Anyone with information which may be of assistance is asked to contact GSOC at 0818 600 800 or