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Fatal Road Traffic Collision County Offaly Sunday 28h May 2023

Issue date: 28th May 2023

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred shortly before 2am this morning, Sunday 28th May, 2023 on the R446 at Marshbrook, County Offaly, near the Westmeath border.

A male pedestrian aged in his 50s, seriously injured in the collision, was pronounced dead at the scene. They occupants of the car received medical attention but were not seriously injured.

The road is currently closed and the scene has been preserved pending an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local traffic diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this collision to come forward. They are also appealing to any motorists with camera footage (including dashcam), who were travelling on the R446 between Moate and Horseleap at the time of the collision, to make it available to them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station 057 93 27600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.