October 26, 2020
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UPDATE: man killed in tragic Kilkenny accident named as investigation is launched

By COLIN BARTLEY

THE MAN killed after being hit by a truck in Kilkenny yesterday has been named.

40-year-old Chris Hegarty, from Castlelyons, Co. Cork, was pronounced dead at Waterford University Hospital yesterday evening.

The tragic incident happened on the N25 at Gaulstown, near Glenmore at 3 pm yesterday.

This Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Health and Saftey Authority were notified of the incident and an investigation has been launched.

It’s understood Mr Hegarty was part of an engineering team working on road improvements in the area.

Tributes have been pouring in for the deceased in North Cork. Fermoy Fine Gael Councillor Noel McCarthy said the community is “devasted” by the accident.

Gardai are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have dashcam footage to contact them at Thomastown on 056 775 4150.

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