5 August 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A man was being questioned at Carrickmacross Garda Station yesterday (Wednesday) about a fatal hit-and-run accident on the N2 Carickmacross/Castleblayney Road at Creevy on Tuesday night, in which a 23-years-old male cyclist was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop.
It is understood the man called to the garda station to assist in inquiries into the fatality, and gardai also located the car involved in the fatal collision.
The victim was named locally as Shane O’Farrell, son of Mr. and Mrs James O’Farrell of Magheraboy, Carrickmacross. He was one of a family of five, and the tragedy has shocked the entire local community where the deceased was well known, and an extremely popular young man who was understood to have been pursuing studies in law.
The victim was found badly injured beside his bicycle on the roadway and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the young man’s grieving parents and the other members of the wider family circle, including his four sisters on their tragic loss.
Gardai had closed off the stretch of the Carrickmacross bypass yesterday, and diverted traffic to enable a forensic examination of the scene to be completed.
A public appeal was also made for anyone with information relating to the tragic accident or using the route between 10p.m. and 10.30p.m. on Tuesday night last to contact Carrickmacross gardai at Tel: 042-9690190, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800666111, or any garda station.

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