Ross­lare death: truck driver is re­leased with­out charge

Wexford People - - FRONT PAGE - By BREN­DAN KEANE

A TRUCK driver from County Wex­ford was re­leased with­out charge from Garda cus­tody at the week­end aris­ing out of an al­leged road rage in­ci­dent that oc­curred on Fri­day evening, fol­low­ing which a man in his 50s died.

The truck driver, who is also in his 50s, was ar­rested shortly be­fore 8 p.m. on Fri­day af­ter his ar­tic­u­lated lorry was stopped by Gar­dai in the But­ler­s­land area of New Ross. Two pa­trol cars were at the scene.

The driver was brought to Wex­ford Garda Sta­tion for ques­tion­ing and re­mained there un­til he was re­leased, with­out charge, at 8.55 p.m. on Satur­day. Supt. Jim Doyle is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and he told this news­pa­per yes­ter­day (Mon­day) that the al­leged road rage in­ci­dent oc­curred ‘on the way out of Ross­lare Euro­port’, in the di­rec­tion of Tagoat.

‘A man was sub­se­quently ar­rested out­side New Ross as a re­sult of an al­leged phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion that took place ear­lier,’ he said.

Ac­cord­ing to Supt. Doyle the al­ter­ca­tion took place at around 6.40 p.m. and the de­ceased driver was found in his cab at 7 p.m., how­ever, he also said the ear­lier in­ci­dent was not the cause of the man’s death. It’s be­lieved he suf­fered a heart at­tack.

The al­leged road rage in­ci­dent, the phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion, and the dis­cov­ery of the truck driv­ers re­mains all took place within half-an-hour. The de­ceased man, a Ro­ma­nian na­tional, and the lo­cal driver, were work­ing for two sep­a­rate New Ross based com­pa­nies.

It’s also be­lieved the lo­cal man, who is from the south of the county, was un­aware of the events that oc­curred af­ter he drove away from Ross­lare and on to­wards New Ross.

A file on the mat­ter is now be­ing pre­pared for the of­fice of the DPP.

Ross­lare Euro­port where the truck driver was found dead on Fri­day evening.

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