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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Farmer dies in crash less than a year after son's tragic death in another tragedy

Greg Harkin

Published 05/03/2014 | 10:04

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Gary Feeney who was killed in a construction accident in New York.
Gary Feeney who was killed in a construction accident in New York.

GARDAI are investigating the death of a farmer in a road crash today, less than a year after the death of the victim's son in another tragedy.

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Fergus Feeney, (50), died when his 4x4 vehicle left the road and collided with an embankment at Corballa, Co Sligo, off the main Sligo to Ballina Road around 1am.

His son Gary Feeney was killed in a building site accident in New York State last April. He died instantly after being struck by a 800kg pipe.

Gary and his new wife of six months Kelly had been living near Boston when the tragedy happened on a building project being run by Gary’s uncles.

Family and friends are today attempting to comfort Mr Feeney’s wife Norma and daugthers Orla and Andrea and sons Stephen and Owen.

Garda forensic investigators closed all roads leading to the crash to carry out an examination of the scene.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Ballymote Garda station on 071 9189500 or at the Garda confidential telephone line 1800 666 111.

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