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Man arrested in connection with Offaly hit and run released

A man, named locally as James Dillon, died after being struck by a car near Killeigh in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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A MAN ARRESTED in connection with a fatal hit and run incident in Co Offaly yesterday has been released without charge.

The man in his 50s was arrested yesterday but was released this lunchtime without charge. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gardaí say.

A man his 20s, named locally as James Dillon, a father of two, was struck by a car near Killeigh in the early hours of yesterday morning.

He was taken to Tullamore General Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

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Hugh O'Connell

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