Belfast Telegraph

Man for trial over crash that killed his brother

By Staff Reporter

A 45-year-old man, who was required to surrender the deeds of his farm in order to secure bail, is to stand trial after pleading not guilty to causing his brother's death by dangerous driving.

Francis McCafferty of Grout Hall, Pettigo, Co Donegal, further denies driving while disqualified and without insurance.

McCafferty appeared yesterday for arraignment at Dungannon Crown Court. He was released on continuing bail, with his trial scheduled for September 28.

It is alleged the offences occurred on January 5, 2014, during a road accident at Tullychurry Road, Kesh, Co Fermanagh, in which Patrick John McCafferty died. He sustained severe brain injuries and fractured ribs.

A Ford Focus suspected of being involved in the crash was found by Garda close to McCaffrey's home. He was arrested and interviewed, then released unconditionally.

Within 24 hours he presented himself to the Garda and admitted driving the vehicle, but stressed the circumstances of the incident were accidental. He was again released without charge.

It wasn't until April 2018 - more than four years after the incident - that McCafferty was rearrested in Strabane.

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