Gardaí are appealing for information about a blue Mazda car following a fatal hit-and-run accident in Co Cavan earlier this month.
Just after 12pm on Friday 19th August the body of a man was discovered along the N3 near Billis Bridge in Ballyjamesduff townland.
The victim, 57-year-old Frank Nulty, was spotted in a ditch by a cyclist.
Emergency services were at the scene, but he was pronounced dead and his body was taken to the morgue at Cavan General Hospital.
Gardaí have confirmed that a post mortem was performed at Cavan General Hospital but the results will not be released “due to operational reasons”.
“Forensic collision investigators conducted a full technical examination of the crime scene and it was determined that the man was struck by a vehicle that did not remain at the scene,” a Garda spokesman said.
“Gardaí is appealing to all witnesses to this incident and anyone with information to come forward.
“Specifically, Gardaí are looking for a deep crystal blue Mazda 6 with registration 151-G-6239. The car has damage to the left front headlight, front bumper, left front passenger fender, windshield and missing a passenger side mirror.
“Anyone who may have observed this vehicle, particularly car dealers, mechanics, scrap dealers and garages who may have come across this car and performed repairs are asked to come forward.”
Gardaí are also appealing to all road users with camera footage, including dashcam footage, who were traveling on the N3 Cavan to Virginia Road and/or secondary roads in the Billis, Ballyjamesduff area between 9pm and 11pm on Thursday . August 18 to make this footage available to you.
Anyone who has been in the Billis or Ballyjamesduff areas and has observed activity that has caught their attention is also asked to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Bailieboro Garda Station on 042 969 4570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Mr Nulty was from the Drumfomina area of New Inns and was buried in Clonaphilip Cemetery last week.
His work colleague and cousin Kieran McNulty wrote on rip.ie “Rest in Peace Dear Frank, God bless you friend, relative and work colleague, you were a truly lovely character, you brighten many a boring day”.
https://www.independent.ie/news/gardai-appeal-for-information-about-mazda-car-after-hit-and-run-that-killed-cavan-man-frank-nulty-41945377.html Gardaí are asking for information about a Mazda car following a hit and run that killed Cavan man Frank Nulty