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Tuesday 17 September 2019

16-year-old teen arrested in connection with fatal hit and run released without charge

Flowers left at the scene of fatal collision on the N11 road near Ferns.
Flowers left at the scene of fatal collision on the N11 road near Ferns.

A 16-year old teenager who was arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run has been released without charge.

Gardai in Enniscorthy investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N11 at Ballylough, Ferns at approximately 10.30pm on January 12, 2015 arrested a 16 year old male in connection with the incident. He was arrested on Friday, January 23, and detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

He was released without charge on Sunday, January 25 and a file is prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

81-year-old James Brennan died in the two car collision and his female passenger was seriously injured. The occupants of the second car fled the scene prompting a large garda search.

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