Man arrested after woman (34) killed in hit and run involving white van

The incident occurred at around 2.45am on the N15 at Townparks, Lifford
Man arrested after woman (34) killed in hit and run involving white van

Gardaí have arrested a man after a 34-year-old woman was killed in a hit and run traffic collision in Co Donegal during the early hours of this morning.

A Garda statement said the man, aged in his 40s, is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Letterkenny Garda station.

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward, and for those with video footage from the scene and along the route where the collision took place to make it available to investigators.

The incident occurred at around 2.45am on the N15 at Townparks, Lifford, when it is understood the female pedestrian was struck by a white van that failed to remain at scene.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision, and the woman was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Letterkenny where she was later pronounced dead.

Examination

As of Sunday morning, traffic diversions were in place and the scene had been preserved for examination by scenes of crime officers and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

The local coroner has been notified and arrangements will be made for a postmortem examination.

Gardaí at Letterkenny are appealing for witnesses and for those with video footage from the scene and along this route to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda station 074 916 7116 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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