By Dan Walsh
A pedestrian in his 60’s who died in a fatal traffic incident on the N25 in Midleton, Co. Cork, last Thursday, has been named as Ger Jones, a native of Clonard in Wexford town and well-known and respected on the local soccer circuit. Tributes have been paid.
A minute’s silence was observed to Mr. Jones memory before last Friday’s Soccer League Game at Ferrycarrig Park, Wexford, where Wexford FC defeated Athlone Town, 3-0.
A post on social media tonight reads; “The Wexford Schoolboys League was saddened to learn of the passing of Ger Jones who had refereed our games for many years. Sincere sympathy is extended to Ger’s wife Caroline, daughters Leah and Hailey and extended family at this very sad time.
Gardaí say the collision occurred at approximately 9.15pm on the N25 near to the junction of the Old Youghal Road. A male pedestrian, a man in his 60s, received fatal injuries during the incident.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to them. In particular, any drivers who were on the N25 between the Lakeview Roundabout and the junction at the Old Youghal Road between 9pm –9.20pm and who may have witnessed the incident or who may have video footage (including dash-cam) is asked to contact Gardaí.
Gardaí can be contacted at Midleton Garda Station on 024 462 1550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.