THE GARDA Ombudsman continued its appeal this week for witnesses to the fatal road accident, outside Kilcormac.
Lithuanian national, Valentas Bagucianskis (26) died after the blue Mercedes van he was driving went into a ditch at Curraghmore, 2km outside of Kilcormac, early on Friday morning last.
His body was discovered by emergency services who were responding to another incident, about 100 yards away on the same road, in which an off duty gard was found in a ditch in his black Nissan Almera car at around 5.30am.
The off duty garda was taken to Midlands Regional hospital, Tullamore, following an incident on the same stretch of road. He has since made a full recovery from his injuries. It is thought that treacherous driving conditions at the time could have been a factor in the incidents. Gardai want anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them on 1890 600 800.