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Police search for fatal hit and run driver continues.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Police search for fatal hit and run driver continues. thumbnailThe scene of the fatal hit and run incident at Killyman Road.

POLICE investigating a fatal hit and run road traffic accident on the Killyman Road in Dungannon on Tuesday last have still not been able to locate the driver involved.

The victim was confirmed as 46-year-old Edmundas Cizauskas.

Mr Cizauskas, from Cedar Ridge, Dungannon, had been living in the area for several years and was formerly of Siauliai, Lithuania, where his remains will be re patriated.

Mr Cizauskas died tragically after he was struck by an unknown vehicle at around 7.50pm on the Killyman Road.

The vehicle involved failed to stop at the scene.

Inspector John McKenna told the Courier: "I am appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Killyman Road around the time of the collision and who witnessed anything to contact local police in Dungannon or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 1263 30/01/18.

"I would wish to thank members of the public who have already contacted Police and provided us with valuable information about the collision. I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who has any information about the vehicle involved and would also appeal to the driver or occupants of this vehicle to come forward and speak with police as a matter of urgency."


Ulster Unionist Assembly Member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Rosemary Barton has expressed her shock after the incident.

Mrs Barton said; "My thoughts first and foremost go out to the m a n's family. As I understand it, the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop around 7:50pm.

"I am appalled that someone can hit a pedestrian and drive away as if nothing has happened. I would urge the driver to come forward to the PSNI as soon as possible. If anyone witnessed the incident on the Killyman Road, please contact the PSNI on 101 quoting reference 1263 30/01/2018."


DUP representatives have also expressed their sympathy and called for information to be brought forward to the Police.

DUP leader and Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA, Arlene Foster said: "This is a tragic incident and it will come as a shock to those who knew the man who died. I extend my sympathy to the family and friends of the man who has died in this very sad situation.

"The circumstances of this incident will be worrying for locals who daily walk along this stretch of road.

"As the Police are continuing to investigate this incident, I would urge anyone with information to bring that forward to the Police." Dungannon Area DUP Cllr Clement Cuthbertson added: "The news that someone has unfortunately lost their live due to a tragic accident on the Killyman Road, is shocking news for the whole community.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

"The Killyman Road is main route into the town and is a large residential area. The road is popular, not only for residents to walk along recreationally, but is also used by many employees of local factories as part of their work commute.

"This particular stretch of road has street lighting, although it can still be dark in places resulting in it being difficult for motorists to always have clear sight of pedestrians.

"I would encourage anyone with information to bring that forward to the PSNI."

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