Garda seek information on Burnfoot crash, Buncrana death

Gardaí investigating the sudden death of a man in his mid-40s in Buncrana in County Donegal are appealing for the public’s help.

The man’s body was discovered in a house at Oakfield Close at 6.30pm on the 18th of March last and Gardai believe his death may be linked to crash in the Burnfoot area the night before.


The man was pronounced dead at the scene at Oakfield Close on Sunday and a post mortem examination was carried out at Letterkenny University Hospital by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.

Gardai are appealing for information stating that while they can say that the man died from natural causes, there were some unexplained injuries to the body consistent with either a fall or as a result of being in a vehicle that was involved in a collision.

Shortly before midnight on the 17th March Gardaí were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision at Slab Road, Burnfoot.

A white Renault van had crashed, but there was no one present at the scene when Gardaí arrived. Gardaí are investigating a link between this van and sudden death of the man in Buncrana.

The van has been removed from the scene for a full technical examination and the roadway in the area of the crash is sealed off to facilitate a technical examination of the area by Garda Crime Scene Investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540.