Man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal car accident in Donegal

Man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal car accident in Donegal

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Man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal car accident in Donegal

Man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal car accident in Donegal

Gardaí in Letterkenny are appealing for witnesses following a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Dooballagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Thursday, September 6 at approximately 7.45pm.

The male driver (55 years) of a Red Toyota Hilux pickup type 4 x 4 was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a second vehicle, a black Mazda.  He subsequently died today.  The female passenger (33 years) in the black Mazda, suffered less serious injuries and is receiving treatment in Letterkenny General Hospital.

The driver of the black Mazda, a 22-year-old male, ran from the scene and was subsequently arrested.  He is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station and is scheduled to appear before Sligo District Court at 10.30am tomorrow charged in relation to the incident.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or any drivers/taxi drivers who may have witnessed the accident or either of the cars prior to the collision. In addition, those with ‘Dash Cam’ footage who were in the area of Dooballagh, Letterkenny and the surrounding areas between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday evening are asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station at 074-9167100, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.