Sunday 22 July 2018

Rising young GAA star (19) dies crossing road

A YOUNG GAA star has died after he was struck by a car while trying to cross the road.

Gardaí at Drogheda are appealing for information about the fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the old N1, 5 miles north of Drogheda, at approximately 8.30pm last night.

Shane, Whelan (19) was fatally injured when he was struck by a car while attempting to cross the road. The male driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

The victim is understood to be a part-time employee at the nearby Monasterboice Inn pub and was a promising footballer with the local Naomh Mairtin club.

Mr Whelan's body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where a full post mortem is to be arranged.

The Monasterboice exit from the M1 travelling south was closed overnight to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and has since reopened.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041-9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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