Gardai on the hunt for two people who fled scene of fatal crash
The 81-year-old pensioner who died in a two car collision at Ballylough, Ferns on Monday night has been named locally as James Brennan from the Cherry Orchard of Enniscorthy.
The crash took place at approximately 10.30pm on Monday, January 12, on the N11 northbound between Enniscorthy and Ferns.
Mr. Brennan who was the driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Wexford General Hospital. A female passenger in her 50s was also taken to Wexford General Hospital for treatment to injuries which are being described as serious.
The two occupants of the other car, believed to be a stolen Volvo S60, fled the scene on foot entering a nearby farmyard and allegedly stole another car, a Volkswagen Passat, before making good their escape. The two had earlier left a petrol station in Arklow without paying for fuel but are believed to have been captured on CCTV giving gardai a strong indication of who they are.
Enniscorthy priest Fr Billy Swan said he was very saddened to learn of the tragedy.
'When there is badness, evil, and wrongdoing, it never ends up well. It is always others who suffer,' Fr Swan said.
'The prayers of the community go out to the man's family.'
Gardai in Enniscorthy are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053-9242580, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.