Netizen 24 IRL: Tributes to tragic dad killed in horror Donegal crash after son's christening

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Tributes to tragic dad killed in horror Donegal crash after son's christening

A young dad killed at the weekend was walking home after celebrating the christening of his son.

Emmett McClelland was hit by a car at Bridgend between the Donegal and Derry border.

The 28-year-old had been socialising with family earlier in the 19th Hole Bar, formerly Harry’s Restaurant, on the Donegal side of the border.

He left the bar with another man and both were struck by a vehicle at around 11.55pm.

It is believed an Opel Omega car was involved in the incident.

Bridgend, Donegal

The two men were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where Mr McClelland was pronounced dead a short time later.

The other victim is not understood to have suffered serious injuries.

A man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and brought to Buncrana Garda station for questioning.

He was s till in custody last night.

Local Fianna Fail councillor Rena Donaghey said: “It’s very sad, absolutely devastating. People in the area are shocked.

“The news broke early this morning and then it filtered through he was from Derry.

“It’s awful. It’s some poor mother’s son. It’s horrific. My sincere condolences to all.”
Mr McClelland, was originally from Coshquin in Derry, around 15 minutes from
where the incident took place.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 074 9320540.

They are particularly interested in a couple who flagged down a patrol car at a filling station in Brigend and reported the crash to make contact.

Mr McClelland’s partner Jade McCallion updated her Facebook profile picture to
one of herself and her husband hours after the tragedy.

Friends left messages for her and her two sons.

One posted: “God give you strength and protect you and your family xxxx”

Another posted: “Thinking about you all on such heartbreaking times.”

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