Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Man dies in hit and run

A man has died following a hit-and-run incident in Co Donegal

A man has died following a hit and run.

Gardai have launched an investigation into the death, which occurred at Ardfarn, near Bundoran in Co Donegal in the early hours this morning.

The body of the victim, aged in his late 40s, was discovered on the Newtown Road about one mile from Bundoran, at around 5.10am.

Gardai believe he was hit by a vehicle, which did not stop, as he walked from Bundoran to his home in Boyannagh, Co Leitrim.

The road was closed for a forensic examination of the scene, which is near Bundoran cemetery.

Gardai in Ballyshannon have appealed for anyone who travelled on the Newtown Road overnight to contact them.

Meanwhile, the victim's body, which remained at the scene, is to be transferred to Sligo General Hospital where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later today.

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