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Witness appeal after Buncrana sudden death 21.03.18
GARDAÍ investigating the sudden death of a man in his mid-40s in Buncrana are appealing for the public’s help.
The man’s body was discovered in a house at Oakfield Close at 6.30pm on March 18, 2018. He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem examination was carried out at Letterkenny University Hospital by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.
"While we can say that the man died from natural causes, there were some unexplained injuries to the body consistent with either a fall or as a result of being in a vehicle that was involved in a collision," gardaí said.
Shortly before midnight on March 17, gardaí were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision at Slab Road, Burnfoot. A white Renault van had crashed, but there was no one present at the scene when officers arrived. Gardaí are investigating a link between this van and the sudden death of the man in Buncrana.
The van has been removed from the scene for a full technical examination and the roadway in the area of the crash is sealed off to facilitate a technical examination of the area by garda crime scene investigators. Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana garda station on 074 9320540.

Woman (59) dies after being hit by car 15.03.18
A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a car outside Buncrana last night.
Gardaí are investigating the fatal road traffic collision at Umricam which happened about 9.15pm on Wednesday.
"A 59-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place later today. The local coroner has been notified," gardaí said in a statement. The road is closed and diversions are in place for drivers travelling between Buncrana and Clonmany and Buncrana and Carndonagh.
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them at district headquarters in Buncrana on 07493 20540, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Pedestrian (20s) killed in Bridgend crash 11.03.18
A PEDESTRIAN has been killed in a road crash last night at Bridgend. Gardaí are investigating the fatal collision which occurred at 11.55pm in the border village. The accident happened when a silver Opel Omega car collided with two pedestrians.
"It is believed that the car was travelling from the Derry direction towards Brigend prior to the collision.
One pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was later pronounced dead at Altnegelvin Area Hospital. The second pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was not seriously injured," gardaí said in a statement today.
The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested at scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and is currently being questioned at Buncrana Garda Station. The road remains closed and diversions are in place.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the crash and would particularly like to hear from a couple who flagged down a garda patrol car at a filling station in Brigend and reported the crash. Any witnesses can call Buncrana Garda Station on 07493 20540.

Drivers urged to avoid unnecessary journeys 02.03.18
GARDAÍ are asking motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys today.
"Many roads remain impassable and local authorities are prioritising national routes. If you must travel and become stuck, contact emergencies services," gardaí said in a statement this morning.

Donegal man’s death not suspicious 25.02.18
GARDAÍ have today confirmed they are not treating as suspicious the death of an elderly man near Letterkenny.
The remains of the 71-year old were found at a house in Garryharry on Thursday night. The alarm had been raised when a car associated with the deceased was earlier found abandoned at Kirkstown.
Gardaí said: “The post mortem examination on a 71-year-old man concluded today, Saturday 24th February 2018. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death.”
Meanwhile, the death notice for the deceased man, Eamon McGlynn, states that his remains will repose at his late residence in Garyharry from 4pm this evening, Sunday. His funeral will take place at 10am on Tuesday in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery.

Yellow Weather warning for motorists 31.01.18
Met Eireann have issued a weather warning for hailstones for this morning and afternoon 31st of January 2018 between 12pm and 3pm.
Hailstones are a year round occurrence in Ireland and can create very dangerous driving conditions due to their unpredictable and localised nature. Cruise control should be switched off when driving in hazardous weather conditions.
If you find yourself caught in a sudden downpour of hailstones, here are some tips to be aware of from the RSA:
- Reduce your speed without breaking
- Warn other drivers with your hazard warning lights
- Avoid sudden steering movements or breaking suddenly

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