Belfast Telegraph

Appeal to bring body of Tyrone hit-and-run victim Edmundas Cizauskas home to Lithuania

By Cate McCurry

The family of a man killed in a hit-and-run in Co Tyrone have launched a fundraiser to help return his body to his parents in Lithuania.

Edmundas Cizauskas died after he was struck by a car in Dungannon last week.

His family are also appealing for the driver to come forward as they prepare to bring his body home tomorrow.

Police said 46-year-old Edmundas, who was originally from Siauliai in north Lithuania but had been living in the Dungannon area for several years, died last Tuesday evening.

He was struck by a vehicle at around 7.50pm on the Killyman Road close to its junction with Cunninghams Lane.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

His family described him as a "sweet and caring person".

In an online appeal a family member said: "This is really unexpected news that hit the family.

"We never thought it would be one of our family members. (We) would never wish for anyone to hear such horrible news.

"Anyone who knows Edmundas would know him as a loving and caring person who would help his friends in need.

"His sister is doing everything she can to bring him back home to his parents where he could have a lovely send off. We are asking you for help, any type of help or small donation."

To date they have raised over £400.

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