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Monday 16 September 2019

Hunt for two men who fled scene of fatal crash continues

Gardai are searching for two men who fled the scene of a fatal traffic accident on Monday night near Ferns.
Gardai are searching for two men who fled the scene of a fatal traffic accident on Monday night near Ferns.

By Esther Hayden

Gardai are continuing to hunt for two men, believed to have been out on bail, after a fatal car crash close to Ferns on Monday night, January 12.

The two men fled the scene on foot after the two car collision which caused the death of 81-year-old pensioner James Brennan from Cherry Orchard in Enniscorthy.

A woman in her 50s who was a passenger in Mr Brennan's car has been named locally as Bernadette Weafer. She suffered serious injuries in the smash and was brought to Wexford General Hospital for treatment however it is believed she will make a full recovery in time.

Gardai in North Wexford have been searching for the two men after they abandoned their own car, a stolen Volvo S60, at the crash site, and ran into a nearby farmyard where they allegedly stole a Volkswagen Passat.

This was later abandoned in Monageer and both vehicles were forensically examined by gardai.

The two men are believed to be cousins and one is in his 20s while the second is in his late teens.

Mr Brennan and Ms Weafer lived in the Cherry Orchard area of Enniscorthy. He was described as a 'nice, easy going man' who was well liked by those who knew him.

'Back years ago he would have worked for farmers. He was a very easy going man. An inoffensive man. His sister still lives here in Castledockrell. They're shocked by the tragic incident.'

Members of the public who can offer any assistance or information on the incident are asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda station on 053-9242580, the Garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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