A MAN in his thirties died in Cratloe in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At approximately 4am on Saturday morning, Gardaí and emergency services were notified that a collision had taken place on the N18 involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at Portdrine in Cratloe.

Emergency services attended the scene and the pedestrian, a male in his thirties was taken to University Hospital Limerick where he later passed away.

To allow for an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to take place, a section of the N18 had been closed with local diversions in place. The road reopened after 3:30pm.

At the time of the accident, the man who is from Co Clare was walking by the flyover in Cratloe.

An Garda Síochána have confirmed that the local coroner has been notified with arrangements to be made for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the area at the time are asked to make this footage available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shannon Garda Station on 061 365 900, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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