A VILLAGE in Galway is in shock after a woman was killed in a suspected hit-and-run while out walking yesterday evening.
The pedestrian was walking on the R336 Barna to Spiddal Road in Furbo, County Galway when the fatal incident occurred.
According to a report from Gardaí, the woman, aged in her 50s, was was found on the road suffering from serious injuries at around 7.30pm yesterday evening.
Gardaí who attended the scene believe she was struck by a car which failed to remain at the scene; the emergency services were called and the pedestrian was rushed to Galway University Hospital via ambulance.
Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, the woman was pronounced dead a short while later.
Her body has been transported to the morgue where it will undergo a post-mortem in the coming days.
The road in which the woman was struck and killed was sealed off last night and remains closed this morning as Forensic Collision Investigators inspect the scene.
Meanwhile, Gardaí are appealing for the public's help in finding the vehicle which struck and killed the unnamed woman.
Gardaí in Salthill are asking for any witnesses to come forward, or for any road users who may have dash-cam footage of the incident-- particularly if they were travelling in the Furbo area between 7pm - 7.30pm last night-- to make this footage available to them.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514 720,the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.