Friday 20 April 2018

Woman arrested in fatal crash case

The late Alan McSherry
The late Alan McSherry

A woman arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Donegal last month was released from Garda custody after a day of questioning.

The woman, in her 20s, was arrested in Ballyshannon on Thursday and was detained at the local Garda station before being released that night.

The body of 48-year-old Alan McSherry was discovered on a road at Ardfarn, Bundoran, in the early hours of Sunday, August 25th last.

Detectives believe Mr McSherry may have been walking along the narrow country road to his home at 4.40am on the night in question.

His body was discovered at 5.10am by his wife Jo as she drove from her home in search of him.

Mr McSherry had moved from Birkenhead near Liverpool with his wife to Bundoran more than 15 years ago because they loved surfing.

He worked as a maintenance man in the Bundoran area and was known as "Handy Al".

He was walking home to his house just across the Co Leitrim border at Boyannagh after a night socialising.

The road is mostly used by locals but it is also a back route out of Bundoran to other to Ballyshannon, Kinlough, and Garrison, Co Fermanagh.

The Garda investigation is continuing.

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