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Man to stand trial over road collision that killed mother-of-three

Theresa Hepburn had been out walking when she was struck by a vehicle being driven by Patrick Quigley.

A MAN IS to stand trial in connection with the death of a mother-of-three who died following a traffic incident in Co Donegal in 2022.

Theresa Hepburn died in hospital nine days later as a result of her injuries after she was struck by a car at Guesthouse End Street in the village of Raphoe on 2 March, 2022.

Hepburn, of Castle Grove, Raphoe and formerly Mountain Top Letterkenny, had been out walking when she was struck by a vehicle being driven by Patrick Quigley.

Quigley appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions has sent Quigley forward for trial to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court commencing on 11 June.

The 52-year-old is charged that he did drive a vehicle without due care and attention thereby causing the death of another person, namely Theresa Hepburn.

The charge is Contrary to Section 52 (1) and 52 (2) of the Road Traffic Act , 1961 (as substituted by Section 4 of the Road Traffic (No.2) Act 2011).

Quigley, with an address at Windmill View, Letterkenny, did not speak during the brief hearing.

Judge Eiteain Cunningham applied the alibi warning to the accused.

The case was adjourned to the start of the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on 11 June.

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Stephen Maguire