Teenage pedestrian killed in collision involving truck

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A teenager was killed after being hit by a truck in the west of Ireland on Tuesday evening.

Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the R345 at The Neale, Co. Mayo yesterday.

The collision, which involved a truck and a pedestrian, occurred shortly before 5pm.

The pedestrian, a male juvenile teenager, was fatally injured in the collision.

His body has been removed to Mayo University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The R345 (The Neale to Cong) road remained closed overnight, and local diversions are currently in place.

The scene of the crash is subject to a forensic examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision to contact them.

Anyone who was travelling on the R345, The Neale to Cong road, between 4pm and 5pm this evening and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.