Birr native killed in road collision in England

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Birr native killed in road collision in England thumbnailPictured is the late William Joseph Corrigan, a Birr native, who was tragically killed in a hit and run incident in England last week. MT10892KOG

A 38 YEAR old Birr native tragically died after a horror road crash in England last week.
William Corrigan, originally from Birr, was living in Bedford for several years. Sadly, he was hit by a stolen car in Bedford on Wednesday, February 28 last around 2.10pm and was pronounced dead at the scene. The car that struck the Offaly native left the scene but the driver was later apprehended by police.
William was married with children and had been living in England for several years. Following his death, his family paid tribute to him, saying: "William Joseph was a loving husband, dad, son and brother. He loved his music and was a gifted banjo player. He was hugely popular in the local area and will be sadly missed by all who knew him."
The local community of Birr were also left shocked by his sudden death last week and he will be sadly missed by all his local family and friends.
Meanwhile a man was charged with a number of offences following the road collision in Needwood Road, Bedfordshire on Wednesday, February 28 last in which Mr Corrigan was killed, according to the Bedfordshire police.
38 year old Carl Lawrence, of Bedfordshire, appeared on Friday, March 2 last at Luton Magistrates' Court charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance and driving without a licence. According to the Bedfordshire Police, the defendant was remanded in custody ahead of a future court ppearance.
Investigating officer, Sgt Paul Stanbridge, from the Roads Policing unit, said: "It's a tragedy when someone loses their life as a result of a collision and our thoughts are with Mr Corrigan's family at this time."


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