Widow’s appeal for information on fatal hit and run accident

Sue Doherty

Reporter:

Sue Doherty

The widow of a man who died in a hit and run accident near Ballyshannon in October has made a televised appeal for information.

The widow of a man who died in a hit and run accident near Ballyshannon in October has made a televised appeal for information.

In a heart-breaking interview on RTÉ’s Crimecall on Tuesday night, Gabrielle McDevitt spoke candidly of her devastation following her husband Eunan’s death. She said it has been like living in a kind of limbo, which has been made even worse by not knowing what happened.

Mr McDevitt, a 47-year-old father of two who was originally from Ballybofey, was found by the side of the N15 near his home at Parkhill, Ballyshannon in the early hours of Saturday, September 29.

The former army sergeant, who had worked at Finner Camp, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Garda Supt. Leo McGinn also appeared on the programme and renewed his appeal for both witnesses, and the driver involved in the incident, to come forward.

He told the Donegal Democrat yesterday: “The person who was driving has been labouring under a tremendous strain. In my experience, whenever someone in this type of circumstance comes to the gardaí and makes a clean breast of it, they feel as if a great weight is taken off them. They experience a sense of relief and release.

“I would also ask the driver to come forward out of consideration for Mr McDevitt’s family. They are still absolutely devastated and it would help them to know what transpired that night.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyshannon garda station on 071 985 8530 or the garda confidential line on 1800 666111.