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Search to find driver continues five years after man killed in hit-and-run

On the fifth anniversary of his death, gardaí are hoping for more information on what happened to Fintan Treanor.
Jun 23rd 2016, 8:46 PM 22,568 11

FIVE YEARS AGO, Fintan Treanor was walking home after a night out when he was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured.

As the anniversary of his death approaches, gardaí are seeking the public’s help in locating the perpetrators.

They said that in the early hours of Sunday 26 June 2011, 20-year-old Fintan Treanor was walking home after a night out in Castleblaney.

At Lemgare, Clontibret, Co Monaghan, he was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured.

Gardaí described the Lemgare Road as “a quiet country road, little-used by traffic”.

Gardaí in Monaghan have made appeals over the last five years for information about this fatal hit and run collision.

The appeals have centred on an old-typeAudi A4 1995 to 2001 model, missing the front lower air-vent grille.

In a statement today, gardaí said:

Five years have passed and the driver of the car involved has not been located. Perhaps now after five years some person knows a person who disposed of an Audi A4 around that time.
In five years, loyalties, friendships and relationships change and perhaps someone that felt unable to come forward before is now in a position to provide the investigation team with the vital information that would locate the driver.

CrimeStoppers have issued an appeal in which a reward may be offered for information identifying the driver.

This appeal will also feature on the Crimecall programme to be broadcast on 27 June.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda station on 04777200, (from Northern Ireland 003534777200), the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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