Irish man in his 30s dies after being hit by car on motorway in Co Meath
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Irish man in his 30s dies after being hit by car on motorway in Co Meath

A MAN in his 30s has died after being struck by a car as he was walking on the M1 motorway in Co. Meath.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning on the M1 southbound between junctions eight and nine.

Gardai are investigating the accident after being alerted to the situation around 12.15am.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

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The road is currently closed and gardai have requested the services of forensic collision investigators. Local diversions are also in place.

Gardai are also appealing for any witnesses to come forward and for any road users in the area at the time with dash cam footage to contact them.

Anyone who can help has been asked to call Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 801 0600, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.