Renewed appeal for witnesses to recent fatal crash

Gardaí in Tullamore have issued a renewed appeal for witnesses to a fatal accident on Westmeath/Offaly border near Moate last weekend.

The incident involving a car and a pedestrian happened before 2am on Sunday, May 28 on the old Dublin Road (R446) at Marshbrook in Offaly, close to the border with Westmeath.

A man in his 50s from county Roscommon was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later named as John Fleming, who lived at Brenamore, Loughlynn and was formerly from Currasallagh, Liscaul in Castlerea, who was laid to rest yesterday (Thursday).

No other serious injuries were reported in the accident.

The road was closed for a time and an examination by Forensic Collision Investigators was conducted.

Gardaí in Tullamore are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

In particular, investigating Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of this collision shortly after it occurred to make contact with them, even if they did not witness the accident.

Any road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the R446 between Moate and Horseleap at the time are asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station 057 93 27600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.