A woman has died after a collision with a van in Co Clare.
Gardai have made an appeal for witnesses following the fatal accident which occurred just after 7pm this evening.
Emergency services rushed to the scene on the N67 at Moyasta, between Kilrush and Kilkee in Co Clare.
The woman, a pedestrian, was approximately 70 years old and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No one was injured in the incident. The woman’s body was removed from the scene and taken to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem.
A van was involved in the fatal accident.
Police have closed a section of the road to investigate and diversions are in place for motorists for now.
A spokesman for An Garda Siochana said: “Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision between a van and a pedestrian which occurred on the N67 at Moyasta between Kilrush and Kilkee at approximately 7:10pm on Saturday 4 November 2023 occurred in the county.” Clare.
“The pedestrian, a woman in her late 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her body has now been taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. No further personal injuries were reported.”
“Part of the N67 near Moyasta is currently closed due to local diversions. The services of Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested.”
Gardai have now launched an appeal for witnesses and are asking anyone who was traveling in the area this evening and has dashcam footage to come forward.
The spokesman continued: “Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.”
“Any road users who may have camera footage (including dashcam) and were traveling on the N67 in the Moyasta area between 7pm and 7.30pm are asked to provide this footage to Gardaí.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilrush Garda Station on 065 9080550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”