Derry man killed in Boston named

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The Derry man killed in a hit and run in Boston on Thursday has been named locally as 34-year-old Eoin McGrory, from Earhart Park.

He had been living in Boston for over 15 years.

Mr. McGrory died when his bike was hit by a sanitation truck in the Charlestown area of Boston.

The driver of the truck has since been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after causing death.

It’s understood the Derry born victim had been married just months.

Shantallow based Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan has sent his sympathies to the McGrory family.

“This is a terrible, terrible tragedy,” said Colr. Hassan. “I want to express my sympathy to all of Mr. McGrory’s family and friends who will take comfort in one another at this difficult time. These incidents are all the more terrible when the person is so far away from home.”

Meanwhile, activists in Boston have called for more respect to be shown to cyclists on the roads in the wake of Mr. McGrory’s death. It’s believed five cyclists were killed in accidents in the city last year.

The driver, 41-year-old Ricky Prezioso, was released on bail of $5,000 dollars and will appear in court again in the US on May 19.