A pedestrian who died following a road traffic collision with a car in Achill yesterday morning has been named locally as Newport native Alan Callaghan.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the fatal road traffic collision at Dooagh, which occurred at approximately 3:15am on Monday morning.

Mr Callaghan, who was in his 40s and resided in San Francisco with his family, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to Mayo University Hospital.

There were no other injuries reported.

The scene was preserved for Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.

Any road users who were travelling in the area and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Westport Garda Station on 098 502 30, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

His funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

A minute’s silence in his memory was held at the end of the Westport Belmullet Municipal District meeting yesterday.

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