Latest: Gardaí appeal to witnesses known to be in area near fatal hit and run to come forward

Latest: Gardaí appeal to witnesses known to be in area near fatal hit and run to come forward

Update 2.55pm: Gardaí investigating a fatal hit and run in Dublin are appealing for a couple, a taxi driver and a man - who were all in the area when the incident happened - to come forward.

28-year-old Karl Robertson was knocked down on Hazelwood Drive in Coolock on Wednesday night and died in hospital last night.

Gardai said he was struck by a white Renault Megane van, which fled the scene.

A man in his 30s presented himself at Coolock Garda station last night and assisted Gardaí with their investigations.

“As part of our ongoing investigations, I would like to make an appeal to witnesses to come forward to us,” Supr. Gerard Donnelly said this afternoon. “Anyone who was in the Hazelwood Drive area on Wednesday night between 9.45pm and 10pm and who may have witnessed a collision to contact us.

“I am most anxious to contact a man described as in his 20s and possibly not from Ireland who interacted with some of the people assisting Karl at the scene.

“I am also anxious to trace a taxi driver who picked up a man in his early 30s on Oscar Traynor Road shortly after 10pm.”

Earlier: A man in his 20s who died after a hit and run in Dublin on Wednesday night has been named.

28-year-old Karl Roberston was knocked down while jogging along Hazelwood Drive in Artane at 9.50pm on Wednesday.

Gardaí discovered a burnt-out white Renault Megane van at Beechlawn Grove a short time later.

A man in his 30s is said to be assisting Gardaí with their inquiries after the fatal hit-and-run.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who would have been in the Hazelwood and Beechlawn areas between 9pm - 10.30pm.

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