Residents offer reward to find hit-and-run driver

June 2, 2014

A Co. Louth community has come together to offer a substantial reward in a bid to find a hit-and-run driver who killed a man.

Keith Byrne (35) died from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while walking towards his home on the outskirts of Louth village in the early hours of Sunday 11th May.

A passing motorist found Mr Byrne, with extensive head and leg injuries, lying at the roadside around 4.40am.  He was transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda where he was pronounced dead.

Mr Byrne’s siblings, John and Niamh, appeared on RTE’s Crimeline programme to appeal for the public’s help in finding the driver who fled the scene without helping their brother.

His sister said the family is still grieving and said: “Somebody knows something, someone has to know something.  Think of your own mother and father, your brothers and sisters or your nieces and nephews, and how they would feel if that was their family.”

Now residents in Louth village say they are willing to offer a “substantial reward” for anyone who provide Gardaí with information that will lead to the driver’s conviction.