3 July 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Gardaí in Co. Monaghan have made a fresh appeal to the public for information regarding the tragic death of a 20 year-old man in a ‘hit and run’ incident in Clontibret, following the ninth anniversary of the incident. In the early hours of Sunday 26th June 2011, Fintan Traynor was walking home after a night out in Castleblayney. At Lemgare, near Clontibret, Gardaí say he was struck by a vehicle and was fatally injured.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and fled the scene. The place where is happened is normally a quiet country road beside the border, little used by traffic. It links the Clontibret and Annyalla areas to the Armagh village of Derrynoose and the town of Keady. Past appeals have centred on an old model Audi A4 car, thought to be a 1995 to 2001 model, which is believed to be the type of vehicle involved in the collision.

The front lower air vent grille of such a car was located at the scene of the collision. Despite the investigation that has been carried out, neither the vehicle nor its driver have been located to date. Gardaí expressed their thanks to those members of the public who have provided assistance to the investigation in the past.

A statement said: “We are seeking further assistance in locating the vehicle and driver involved. In nine years loyalties, friendships and relationships change. Perhaps someone who felt unable to come forward before is now in a position to provide the investigation team with the vital information that would locate the vehicle and driver.”

Crimestoppers have provided a reward for any information in this regard which leads to the recovery of the vehicle and identification and prosecution of the driver. Any person with information is urged to contact Monaghan Garda Station at (047) 77200, Crimestoppers at 1800 25 00 25, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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