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Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Mayo - Traffic Issue

Motorists travelling on the N5, in either direction, on the Westport to Castlebar road are asked to use the alternative Newport route.

The N5 will remain closed until mid-day and access will be strictly restricted to locals.

We will update you when the road is re-opened.


Garda Press Office.


Gardaí at Castlebar are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred shortly before 9.30pm last night, Wednesday 28th September 2011.

A 90 year old male pedestrian was killed after he was hit by a truck on the N5 Westport to Castlebar Road at Dooleague.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic collision and diversions are in place.