Gar­daí in ap­peal for wit­nesses af­ter ‘road rage’ death

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - ATTACK ON SYRIA -

A MAN who died fol­low­ing a sus­pected road rage in­ci­dent may have been struck on the head with the door of his truck dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion, the Ir­ish Mail on Sun­day has learned.

A cut on the side of the man’s head sug­gested he suf­fered a blow.

A post-mortem car­ried out yes­ter­day found that the dead man, who was Ro­ma­nian, died of a heart attack, RTÉ re­ported last night.

Gar­daí are in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether the al­ter­ca­tion was sparked by per­ceived poor driv­ing.

It is un­der­stood one of the men took the other driver to task fol­low­ing an over­tak­ing ma­noeu­vre.

A dis­agree­ment arose at Ross­lare Euro­port. One of the men left the scene, while the other was dis­cov­ered dead in his truck on Fri­day evening.

A man, from Wex­ford, was ar­rested in New Ross a short time later.

He was re­leased from cus­tody last night, and a file was sent to the Di­rec­tor of Public Pros­e­cu­tions. Both men worked for lo­cal haulage firms. In a state­ment, gar­daí ap­pealed for wit­nesses to an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing two lor­ries at Tagoat, Co. Wex­ford, be­tween 5.30pm and 6.15pm on Fri­day.

In­de­pen­dent county coun­cil­lor Ger Carthy said there was ‘shock’ lo­cally fol­low­ing the death.

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