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Three people plead guilty to charges following three fatal Roscommon road crashes

Dec 3, 2020 12:12 By Shannonside News
Three people plead guilty to charges following three fatal Roscommon road crashes Three people plead guilty to charges following three fatal Roscommon road crashes
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Three people have pleaded guilty to driving offences arising out of three separate fatal road crashes in Roscommon. The two men and one woman will

Three people have pleaded guilty to driving offences arising out of three separate fatal road crashes in Roscommon.

The two men and one woman will be sentenced in February.

Former school teacher Paul O'Gara was killed in a road crash in Strokestown in October 2018, and at a recent sitting of Roscommon Circuit Court, 28-year-old Melissa Coyle, of Cuillagh, Scramogue pleaded guilty to careless driving causing death.

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The court heard she had no previous convictions and is remorseful about what happened.

In May 2019, Michael Guckian was killed following a road crash in Keadue.

22-year-old Mark Battles, of Garrow, Boyle, pleaded guilty to three charges arising out of the incident - including dangerous driving causing death, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and failing to report.

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In June last year Mary Oates died following a crash at Kilmarayl, Elphin and in court, 59-year-old John Kelly, of Ballingare, Castlerea, pleaded guilty to careless driving causing death.

All three accused are due back in court in February to be sentenced and victim impact statements are to be prepared

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