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Fatal Hit and Run Collision in Athboy, Kells, Co. Meath

The Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating a Fatal Hit and Run Road Traffic Collision that occurred in the early hours of the 9th of June 1996.

Paraic Coffey was just eighteen years old when he was killed in a fatal hit and run road traffic accident on the Athboy to Dunderry road. Paraic had been socialising with friends at a disco at Buck Mulligans in Athboy. He decided to walk home after the disco had finished and was seen between 2.30am and 3am on the main street in Athboy. Two local people found him lying on the Dunderry to Athboy road a short time later. He was transferred to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His parents identified their son at the hospital.

A small stone memorial in memory of Paraic was placed at the spot where he was killed. His family and friends who live in the Rathcairn Gealtacht pass it everyday.


•Anyone from the Rathcairn Gealtacht or the surrounding community  who may be in a position to offer information to assist with the investigation

Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0469280820