Appeal for information after fatal crash in Listowel

Gardaí in Listowel, Co Kerry, are appealing for information following a fatal collision near Finuge on Wednesday night after which a pedestrian in his 60s died.

The dead man has been named locally as 62-year-old James Joy, a father of two, from Listowel town.

The collision occurred in the townland of Bealkilla, on the main Abbeydorney to Finuge road, the R557, at around 10.40pm.

Mr Joy was brought to Kerry University Hospital where he died in the early hours of yesterday. The lorry driver was uninjured but severely shocked.

Mr Joy had been visiting the Finuge area, and had been dropped by taxi from Listowel at around 10.30pm. However, the person he was visiting was not at home.

Gardaí say the road in question, the main road between Finuge and Abbeydorney, is extremely dark and pedestrians have to use the main carriageway as there is not enough room to walk in the yellow margin. There is no street lighting.

Superintendent Dan Keane of Listowel gardaí said they are investigating the accident and are appealing for information. Supt Keane is asking witnesses to contact the Listowel gardaí at 068 21000, or call to any Garda station.

Meanwhile, the funeral arrangements for a cyclist killed in Dublin during the week have been announced.

Donna Fox died on Tuesday after she was hit by a truck as she cycled to work.

Ms Fox, 30, will repose in McNally’s Funeral Home, Balbriggan on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, ahead of funeral mass at SS Peter and Paul’s Church at 10am which will be followed by burial in Ardla Cemetery.

Also this week, Maureen Creaner, 92, died after she was hit by a car the Navan Road in Cabra on Sunday morning and a man in his 60s died following a single vehicle crash on the N53 Castleblaney Road outside Dundalk on Monday morning.


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