Road victim had just become a dad

A young man killed in an early-morning car crash in Co Donegal yesterday had only recently become a father again for the second time.

Jonathan Doherty was killed when the car he was driving left the road and crashed into a ditch at Termon on the N56 at around 7am.

The 25 year old was killed instantly and his passenger was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but is not understood to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

Gardaí have launched a full investigation into the single-car collision. It is understood the car struck an electricity pole and knocked out power in the area.

The road was immediately closed off and diversions were put in place as scene of accident investigators tried to determine the cause of the crash.

The victim was living with his fiancée and two children in Falcarragh but was originally from Gaoth Dobhair in West Donegal.

Garda Supt David Kelly appealed for anyone who may have seen Mr Doherty’s silver BMW in the Termon area at the time of the crash to contact them.

Local county councillor Michael McBride said once again two families had been left devastated by a fatality on Donegal’s roads.


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