A MAN in his 20s walking in the Rathkeale area was killed in a road traffic accident in the early hours of this morning.
A van collided with the pedestrian at 3.30am, at Blossomhill, N21 on the Croagh to Rathkeale Road, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The male driver of the van and the female driver, both in their late 20s, were uninjured in the fatal collision.
Gardaí in Newcastle West are investigating the incident.
The road will be closed until at least lunchtime in order to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, and diversions are currently in place.
Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069 20650, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.