Thursday 27 June 2019

Investigation underway after priest (81) dies in fatal hit and run

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An elderly priest has died following a hit and run in Co Roscommon late last night.

Gardai are investigating the incident which occurred in Keadue, Co Roscommon, at approximately 11pm last night.

The victim, an 81-year-old priest based in Dublin, was walking when he was struck by a car which failed to remain at the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 20-year-old man, who gardai say was the driver of the car involved, later presented himself at Carrick-On-Shannon Garda Station.

A full and forensic and technical examination of the scene in Keadue was underway today, and diversions are in place.

Gardai in Boyle are investigating. Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to Boyle Garda Station on071 966 4620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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