A woman in her 70s was killed on Galway’s roads last night in a road traffic accident when she was knocked down by a 4×4 on near Ardrahan.
The incident happened shortly after 9pm last night on the M18 southbound, near Junction 17 at Cloughboley, Ardrahan.
A female pedestrian was struck by a 4×4 truck and killed.
Emergency services and gardaí attended the scene where the woman was pronounced dead.
Her body was removed to University Hospital Galway for a post-mortem examination.
The driver of the 4×4 was reportedly uninjured.
The road was closed last night for a forensic examination, but has since re-opened to traffic.
Gardaí are investing and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gort Garda station at 091-636400 or call the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.