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Gardai renew appeal for witnesses to fatal accident in Athlone

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 12:30pm

Gardai renew appeal for witnesses to fatal accident in Athlone

The scene on the Dublin Road in Athlone on Tuesday morning after the accident. Photo: Ann Hennessy

Gardai have renewed an appeal for witnesses to the collision which claimed the life of 18-year-old Jordan Murphy in Athlone on Tuesday morning. 

Jordan, a student who was starting second year in Athlone IT, was walking at the entrance to the Valleycourt estate in Bonavalley when he was hit by a van at approximately 9.20am. 

He was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, but was later pronounced dead. The driver of the van was uninjured.

In a statement issued just after noon today (Thursday) the Garda press office renewed its appeal for witnesses to come forward. 

In particular the Gardai are keen to speak to the driver of a white rigid truck with a tail lift who may have seen the accident happening. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 6492600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Jordan Murphy's funeral Mass will take place in his native Tullamore tomorrow. 



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