Man on fatal driving charge

A jury has been sworn in this morning (Wednesday) at Donegal Circuit Court in the trial of a 47-year-old south Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing death.

A jury has been sworn in this morning (Wednesday) at Donegal Circuit Court in the trial of a 47-year-old south Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing death.

Paul Murrin, of Ballymagowan, Dunkineely is charged with causing the death of Daithi White following a road traffic accident on the N15 between Laghey and Ballintra on January 24, 2011.

The 38-year-old father-of-three from Woodbrook Heights, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo, was driving a Bulmers sales van, which was involved in a collision with a Kia on the N15 between Laghey and Ballintra at the turn-off to Murvagh.

Mr White died two days later from his injuries at Sligo General Hospital.

The former GAA Donegal All-Ireland winning captain Anthony Molloy was a passenger in the Kia being driven by Mr. Murrin.

The trial at Donegal Circuit Court before Judge John O’Hagan and a jury of six men and six women is expected to last up to three days.