Derry man killed in Bridgend collision named

The Derry man tragically killed in a road traffic collision in Donegal on Saturday night has been named as Emmett McClelland.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 11:55 am
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 2:34 pm
Gardai are appealing for witnesses.

Mr McClelland, who was in his 20s, died following a road traffic collision at Bridgend at 11.55pm on Saturday 10th March.

The driver of a silver Opel Omega car, believed to be travelling from the Derry direction towards Bridgend prior to the collision, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The man, in his 30s, was detained at Buncrana Garda Station. He later released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr McClelland was pronounced dead at Altnagelvin Hospital.

The Buncrana to Derry road at Bridgend was closed for a period of time on Sunday.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540. Gardaí are, in particular, appealing to a couple who flagged down a Garda patrol car at a filling station in Bridgend and reported the crash, to make contact with Buncrana Garda Station on 003537493 20540.