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Fatal Hit & Run Road Collision in Monaghan on the 26/6/11

Fintan Traynor

The Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are investigating a fatal hit and run collision that occurred on the 26th of June 2011.

In the early hours of Sunday, the 26th June 2011 Fintan Traynor, who was just 20 years old, was killed when a car struck him as he walked home to Lemgare Road, Co. Monaghan. This road links the village of Clontibret and Annyalla with Derrynoose and Keady, Co. Armagh.

Fintan had attended a family reunion on Saturday, the 25th June with family members from Australia who returned for a four week holiday. Fintan and his cousin Ciaran travelled to Castleblayney where they met up with more friends and continued to socialise in the town. Just before 2am Fintan and his cousin Ciaran were walking along the main street in Castleblayney and stopped to talk to a cab driver who gave them a lift home to their uncle’s house in Annayalla where Ciaran was staying. They said goodnight and Fintan left to walk the 3 kilometres to his own home. This would have taken just thirthy minutes. About one kilometre up the road, a neighbours CCTV camera shows a figure passing at 2.41am.

Early on the Sunday morning, Fintan’s uncle who had travelled from Australia took an early morning walk with his wife down the quiet country road towards Lemgare Road. They came across the body of Fintan lying on the road. He had been struck by a car.


• Appeal to the owner/driver of offending vehicle which we now know to be an Audi A.4 car to come forward and assist the Gardaí.

• Appeal to the driver of the car which travelled from Tasson (Murphys Cross) towards Lemgare at 3.31a.m. on the 26th June, 2011 to come forward.

• Appeal to garages/vehicle repair workshops/suppliers of car parts on both sides of the border to come forward and assist in the investigation.

• Any other persons who were socialising or travelled through this area on the morning

• Appeal to any person who has any information to assist and to contact the Gardaí on Garda Confidential Line 180-0-666-111 or Monaghan Garda Station 047-77200 or any Garda Station.

• The road where the collision occurred is not widely used by the public and Gardaí believe that there may be some people locally who might have valuable information and have not yet come forward. They may have noticed a car of this description which was damaged or some person whose mood swings or behaviour which may have changed. The person involved may have confided to some close friend or family member about the accident.

Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are investigating            Telephone 04777200