Gardai investigate priests death

Gardai in Boyle are investigating a suspected fatal hit and run that occurred in Drumboylan near Keadue on Saturday night.

81 year old Dublin based priest Fr Michael Guckian, who is originally from the locality, was in the area for a family occasion when he was allegedly struck by a car shortly after 11pm.

Fr Guckian was treated at the scene but pronounced dead a short time later.

The car believed to be involved in the incident failed to remain at the scene.

A man in his twenties later presented himself at a local Garda station and is assisting Gardai with their enquiries.

Following a forensic investigation, the road from Derrenargon Cross to Leitrim Village reopened on Sunday evening.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Boyle Gardai on 071 9664620.

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