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Man to appear in court charged with death of elderly Kerry farmer

The man was killed when his car was struck by a teleporter.

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A MAN IN his 60s will appear before Tralee District Court today charged with the death of an elderly Kerry farmer.

The man, named as 74-year-old Anthony O’Mahony, was killed when his car was struck by a teleporter in Rattoo, Ballyduff, Co Kerry yesterday morning.

The driver of the teleporter was not injured.

A teleporter – also known as telescopic handler – is a lifting vehicle used widely in construction or agriculture.

A man in his 60s was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Listowel Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. He will appear before the court today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station 068 50820 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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