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Man charged over fatal Monaghan crash on Tuesday night

Stephen Marron (47) was killed when the Skoda Octavia he was sitting in was struck by a silver Audi on Main Street in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

Scene of the fatal accident in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.
Scene of the fatal accident in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.

Updated Nov 29th 2018, 8:12 PM

A 34-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Stephen Marron in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan on Tuesday night.

He is also charged with endangerment of a Garda.

The accused, James Tomany of Clay Road, Keady, Co Armagh was remanded in custody to Cloverhill district court on 5 December – next week.

He faces two charges related to the incident on Main Street Castleblayney on Tuesday night.

The first is dangerous driving causing the death of Stephen Marron (47).

The second alleges reckless endangerment of  a Garda contrary to section 13 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act. 

He is accused of driving on Yorke Street, Castleblayney onto Main Street, while a member of An Garda Síochána was holding onto the vehicle in an attempt to prevent himself from falling from the fast-moving vehicle and that this created a substantial risk of death or serious harm.

Both those offences are said to have taken place on 27 November 2018.

He faces two other charges alleging assault causing harm to another person on 31 March 2018.

Judge Gerry Jones was told there was consent to him being remanded in custody.

Marron was killed when the Skoda Octavia he was sitting in was struck by a silver Audi on Main Street, Castleblayney on Tuesday night. 

Garda Michael Devlin (31), who was dragged along by the Audi, was injured in the incident but has been released from hospital and is being cared for by his family. 

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Gardaí had been keen to speak to a woman who was one of one of the first on the scene and had helped Garda Devlin following the incident. They made contact with her after a direct appeal was made this morning.

The funeral of Stephen Marron – who was a well-known member of the Castleblaney community – is due to take place on Saturday morning. 

The parish priest of Muckno Canon Shane McCaughey said in statement that his loss will be felt by the entire community.

With reporting from Corman Fitzgerald and Ronan Duffy

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