Renewed appeal for information about fatal hit and run incident

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Gardaí investigating the fatal accident at Monavalley in Louth Village that led to the death of 35-year-old Keith Byrne have issued a new appeal for information.

Superintendent Eugene Brennan, Ardee, has mad e a public appeal for anyone with information regarding the death of Keith Byrne, who was fatally injured only a few hundred yards from his home on 11 May, to come forward.

Keith was found just a couple of hundred yards from his home at 4.40am on Sunday, 11 May by a passing motorist.

He sustained injuries to his head and his leg and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is being treated as a hit and run.

A post mortem was carried out at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda by the state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy.

John Byrne, Carnalogue, Louth Village, father of Keith, has previously appealed to those responsible, to come forward and help bring some closure to Keith’s family.

“Please come forward,”John said,

“Whoever is responsible. Will you just please come forward.

“He has a heartbroken mother here, a heartbroken sister, and three brothers.

“That’s all I ask. That whoever is responsible to come forward and hand themselves in.”

The community in the old parish of Louth has also set up a fund which has resulted in a reward for substantial information relating to the death of the 35-year-old.

Gardaí wish to appeal for anyone who travelled the road from Louth Village to Channon Roack or on the Main Carrickmacross to Dundalk Road passing through Channon Rock, in the early hours of Sunday morning on 11 May.

They are especially eager to speak to anyone who who travelled the road between 1am and 5am.

Both Gardai and the family of Keith Byrne, his parents, sister and brothers would appreciate any help the public are able to provide to this investigation.

Keith’s Months Mind Mass will be held this Friday, 13 June at 8pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception Louth.

If you have any information please contact Ardee Garda station at 041-6553222 or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Gardai at the samel number.


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