Driver of vehicle in hit-and-run death urged to come forward
Gardaí yesterday appealed to the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident causing the death of a 42-year-old cyclist in Co Kerry to come forward.
He had been training for next weekend’s Ring of Kerry charity cycling event.
Paudie O’Leary, a married father of four from Leamyglissane, Gneeveguilla, died after being struck as he cycled on the road from Killarney to Gneeveguilla, between 8am and 10am, on Sunday. His body was found after a search for him began.
Gardaí in Kanturk, Co Cork, are investigating. Insp Gerry Lacey said: “I would say to the driver, or anyone with information, to come and talk to us. It is possible that the person who hit the cyclist panicked and left the scene,” he said.
Appealing for public assistance, he said someone in the wider community knew who had been driving the vehicle, or knew of a vehicle which had been damaged. Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Kanturk Garda station on 029-20680 or the Garda confidential line on 1800-666111