WITNESSES to a fatal road collision in County Limerick are being sought by Gardai after an elderly man died when he was struck by a car overnight.
Shortly before 11pm on Sunday night, the elderly 76-year-old man died as a result of the fatal accident at Rylands on the R518 between Ballingarry and Rathkeale.
Gardai are now investigating the incident as the car involved failed to remain at the scene.
The scene was attended by two units from the Rathkeale based County Limerick Fire and Rescue service along with Garda and emergency paramedics.
The road was closed for a technical examination and is expected to remain closed until later this Monday afternoon.
The remains of the elderly man were removed to the mortuary at Limerick University Hospital where a post mortem will take place this Monday afternoon.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses, for anyone with information in connection with the collision or anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 10.30pm and 11.15pm on Sunday night to contact them on 069 20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
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