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Fatal Hit and Run of Fintan Traynor on 26/6/11

Fatal-Hit-and-Run-of-Fintan-Traynor-on-26.6.11The Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are investigating a fatal hit and run collision that occurred on the 26 June 2011.

In the early hours of Sunday the 26th of June 2011 Fintan Traynor, who was just twenty 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 of 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 thirty 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: • Gardaí appealed to the owner/driver of the offending vehicle which is now known to be an Audi A4 to come forward.

  • Gardaí appealed to the driver of the car which travelled from Tasson (Murphys Cross) towards Lemgare at 3.31a.m on 26 June 2011 to come forward.
  • Gardaí appealed to garages and vehicle repair workshops/suppliers of car parts on both sides of the border to come forward and assist in the investigation.
  • Gardaí appealed to any other persons who were socialising in the area at this time or who travelled through this area on the morning of the 26th June to come forward.
  • 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 behaviour may have may changed. The person involved may have confided to some close friend or family member about the accident. 

Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station, tel: 04777200