There has been a tragic start to the New Year after 33-year-old woman was killed in the early hours of this morning.
The woman, who had been living in Letterkenny, died after she was struck by a mini-bus in Ballyshannon.
The incident occurred on Main Street in the town at around 1.50am.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was removed to the Shiel Hospital.
The driver of the van was uninjured.
The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the road is closed.
Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071- 9858530 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.