Updated: 05/04/18 : 07:07:39
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Sligo town's Terry McGowan (53) hit by car dies

The N15 is closed just north of Sligo Town at Lisnalurg following a fatal accident near the entrance to Supermacs.

It has been confirmed by gardaí that a 53-year-old man died as a result of the incident which happened late last night (11.05pm) on the main Sligo/Donegal Road

It is understood that he was struck by a car while out walking.

He was pronounced dead at Sligo University Hospital.The Sligo/Leitrim county coroner has been notified.

AA Roadwatch advises diversions are in place via the Old Bundoran Rd.

The diversions are expected to be in operation over the coming hours to allow forensic gardaí to investigate.

The road is not expected to reopen before lunchtime.

An appeal for witnesses has been issued and anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071-915-7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

UPDATE: The road has now been reopened.

The deceased has been named as Terry McGowan from Rathcormac.

More later....