Gardaí in Co Donegal are investigating a fatal hit-and-run road incident near Bundoran in which a man in his late 40s died.

His body was discovered at 5.10am on the Newtown Road just over 1km from the town beside the cemetery. 

Gardaí say the man appears to have been struck by a vehicle which did not remain at the scene.

They say the victim is believed to have been walking home from Bundoran to his home in Boyannagh, Co Leitrim.

He has not yet been named but was originally from England and has been living in the area for 15 years. 

The body has been removed to Sligo for a post mortem examination.

Garda forensic collision investigators examining the area have found parts of a car nearby but are releasing no further details.   

The Newtown road has now reopened to traffic. 

The man was hit between 3.30am and 5.10am and gardaí are asking anyone who was on the Newtown Road last night then to contact them at Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 9858530.