The woman who died in a single vehicle crash in Dungloe has been named locally as Dawn Croke.
Ms. Croke, who was in her thirties, was killed after being hit by a car while walking along the Chapel Road at around 6.30 last night.
Her body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem will take place later today.
A six year old girl who was also injured in the crash is in a serious condition in hospital.
Gardai are due to inspect the scene of the crash later today and they’re appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Tributes are being paid to Ms. Croke, a teacher a former contestant in the Mary from Dungloe Festival.
Festival Director Joe O’Donnell said:
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the late Dawn Croke who sadly passed away today. Dawn was the Dungloe Mary in 2008 my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
We are asking committee members and Mary’s past and present to join us for a guard of honour at Dawn’s funeral.
Meanwhile Rosses Community School, where Dawn worked, is to remain closed on Monday.
The schools statement:
Our school community wish to offer our sincerest condolences on the tragic death of our colleague and friend, Ms Dawn Croke. We offer our condolences to her father and staff member Tony Croke, his wife Anne, our student Emily, past pupils Aaron, Ethan and Adam, her partner Patrick, and her sons Jason and Calum on the sad passing of our wonderful teacher and friend Ms Dawn Croke.
Our school wish to send our love and support to the family, school and local community at this sad time. We, the school community, remember with love and fondness our colleague Dawn. We pray for the family and friends at this sad time.