Trial of man accused of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men set for February

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gavelThe trial of a man accused of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men has been fixed for February 4 at Letterkenny Circuit Court.
Judge John O’Hagan was told today(Tues)at Donegal Circuit Court that the trial of Shaun Kelly will take about a week.
Kelly, aged 24, of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, Co Donegal, faces one charge of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men at in a collision at Meenaduff between Clonmany and Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula on 11 July 2010.
The men who died in the crash were Hugh Friel, 66; Mark McLaughlin, 21; Paul Doherty, 19; Ciaran Sweeney, 19; PJ McLaughlin, 21; James McEleney, 23; Eamon McDaid, 22; and Damien McLaughlin, 21.
The accused man remains remanded on bail.
February 4 has been fixed as the trial starting date in Letterkenny.

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