A man in his 20s has died following a suspected hit and run in Longford 11 months ago

A man in his 20s has died following a suspected hit and run in Longford

The vehicle involved in the collision failed to stop.

UPDATE:

A man in his 20s believed to be the driver of the car involved in the incident has now come forward and is assisting Gardaí with their investigations. A car has also been recovered and is being examined by investigators.

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Gardaí are appealing for information following a suspected fatal hit and run collision in Longford.

Around 11.45pm on Friday night, a male pedestrian aged in his early 20s was struck by a passing vehicle while walking on the N4 at Deerpark near Newtownforbes.

He was treated at the scene by a emergency services and removed by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar. The vehicle involved in the collision failed to stop and continued in the direction of Newtowforbes.

The man was later pronounced dead in hospital.

The scene is preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local scenes of crime officers. Traffic diversions are in place and the road is expected to remain closed for the next number of hours.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and, in particular, are appealing to the driver of the vehicle to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station 043-3350570 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.