Monaghan crash claims pedestrian's life

Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a fatal road traffic collision at the Ballynacarry Bridge on the N53 - Castleblayney to Dundalk Road, Co Monaghan, this morning Thursday, 1st December 2022.

The collision involved a male pedestrian and a car.

The pedestrian has been pronounced deceased and his body remains at the scene.

No other injuries have been reported at this time.

The road is currently closed for a technical examination by forensic collision investigators. Diversions on both sides of the border at Ballynacarry Bridge are currently in place.

Gardaí in Carrickmacross are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the vicinity of the N53 - Castleblayney to Dundalk Road this morning and who have may camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 969 0190, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.