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Witness appeal after Buncrana sudden death
GARDAÍ investigating the sudden death of a man in his mid-40s in
Buncrana are appealing for the public’s help.
The man’s body was discovered in a house at Oakfield Close at 6.30pm
on March 18, 2018. He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post
mortem examination was carried out at Letterkenny University
Hospital by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.
"While we can say that the man died from natural causes, there were
some unexplained injuries to the body consistent with either a fall
or as a result of being in a vehicle that was involved in a
collision," gardaí said.
Shortly before midnight on March 17, gardaí were called to the scene
of a single vehicle collision at Slab Road, Burnfoot. A white
Renault van had crashed, but there was no one present at the scene
when officers arrived. Gardaí are investigating a link between this
van and the sudden death of the man in Buncrana.
The van has been removed from the scene for a full technical
examination and the roadway in the area of the crash is sealed off
to facilitate a technical examination of the area by garda crime
scene investigators. Anyone with information is asked to contact
Buncrana garda station on 074 9320540.
Woman (59) dies after being hit by car
A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a car outside Buncrana
Gardaí are investigating the fatal road traffic collision at Umricam
which happened about 9.15pm on Wednesday.
"A 59-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a car and was
pronounced dead at the scene. Her body has been removed to
Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem examination will
take place later today. The local coroner has been notified," gardaí
said in a statement. The road is closed and diversions are in place
for drivers travelling between Buncrana and Clonmany and Buncrana
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them at district
headquarters in Buncrana on 07493 20540, the Garda Confidential line
on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
Pedestrian (20s) killed in Bridgend crash
A PEDESTRIAN has been killed in a road crash last night at
Bridgend. Gardaí are investigating the fatal collision which
occurred at 11.55pm in the border village. The accident happened
when a silver Opel Omega car collided with two pedestrians.
"It is believed that the car was travelling from the Derry direction
towards Brigend prior to the collision.
One pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was later pronounced dead at
Altnegelvin Area Hospital. The second pedestrian, a man in his 20s,
was not seriously injured," gardaí said in a statement today.
The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested at scene on
suspicion of dangerous driving and is currently being questioned at
Buncrana Garda Station. The road remains closed and diversions are
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the crash and would
particularly like to hear from a couple who flagged down a garda
patrol car at a filling station in Brigend and reported the crash.
Any witnesses can call Buncrana Garda Station on 07493 20540.
Drivers urged to avoid unnecessary journeys
GARDAÍ are asking motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys today.
"Many roads remain impassable and local authorities are prioritising
national routes. If you must travel and become stuck, contact
emergencies services," gardaí said in a statement this morning.
Donegal man’s death not suspicious
GARDAÍ have today confirmed they are not treating as suspicious
the death of an elderly man near Letterkenny.
The remains of the 71-year old were found at a house in Garryharry
on Thursday night. The alarm had been raised when a car associated
with the deceased was earlier found abandoned at Kirkstown.
Gardaí said: “The post mortem examination on a 71-year-old man
concluded today, Saturday 24th February 2018. There are no
suspicious circumstances surrounding this death.”
Meanwhile, the death notice for the deceased man, Eamon McGlynn,
states that his remains will repose at his late residence in
Garyharry from 4pm this evening, Sunday. His funeral will take place
at 10am on Tuesday in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, followed by
burial in Conwal Cemetery.
Yellow Weather warning for motorists
Met Eireann have issued a weather warning for hailstones for this
morning and afternoon 31st of January 2018 between 12pm and 3pm.
Hailstones are a year round occurrence in Ireland and can create
very dangerous driving conditions due to their unpredictable and
localised nature. Cruise control should be switched off when driving
in hazardous weather conditions.
If you find yourself caught in a sudden downpour of hailstones, here
are some tips to be aware of from the RSA:
- Reduce your speed without breaking
- Warn other drivers with your hazard warning lights
- Avoid sudden steering movements or breaking suddenly
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