CLONTIBRET HIT-AND-RUN TRAGEDY

1 July 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

RESIDENTS at Clontibret and throughout the wider Mid Monaghan community were shocked and stunned on Sunday morning last to learn of the death in tragic circumstances of a very popular young local man and member of a highly esteemed local family who was victim of a hit-and-run vehicle in the earlier hours of the morning.
News of the grim discovery of the body of 20-years-old Fintan Traynor on a roadway at Lemgare, a short distance from his residence, was greeted with disbelief and horror, as the impact of the young man’s violent death sunk in, throughout the close-knit community.
Fintan, a talented student, and son of Martin and Bridie Traynor, was found on a minor road a short distance from the Co. Armagh border, near his family residence at Lemgare, close to Clontibret village on the Co. Monaghan side of the border, and Derrynoose, towards the North.
It was believed he was dropped off by a taxi near his cousin’s residence around 3 a.m and was walking towards his home when he was fatally injured.
The deceased’s body, which may have been struck by a heavy vehicle which failed to stop, or remain at the scene, was lying close to the roadside.
It was reported the victim’s uncle, Mr. Enda Traynor, and some other members of his branch of the family, who had just returned from Australia last week, were out for an early morning walk, when the grim discovery was made, shortly before 7 a.m. but they were not immediately aware the victim was a relative.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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