We regret to report that a female pedestrian has died, having being struck by a van here in Co. Tipperary.
We understand that a 39-year-old woman, who was living locally, but not from the area, was struck by the vehicle while walking on a minor road in the Moynead Cross to Shanballyduff Road area, approximately 11km north east of Thurles, at approximately 4:10pm this afternoon.
The victim was pronounced dead at the accident scene and her body was removed to the morgue at Limerick Regional Hospital.
The 55-year-old male driver of the van was not injured in the crash.
The road was closed to facilitate a Garda forensic collision examination and traffic diversions were put in place. The road is expected to remain closed until later tomorrow morning.
Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Thurles Garda Station Tel: (0504) 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111, or indeed any Garda station.
The name of the unfortunate victim is being withheld until family have been notified.
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