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Man charged over death of boxer in collision

Kevin Sheehy died in a collision with an SUV in Limerick on Monday.

Kevin Sheehy died after he was knocked down on the Hyde Road in Limerick (Handout/Ken Moore/PA)
Kevin Sheehy died after he was knocked down on the Hyde Road in Limerick (Handout/Ken Moore/PA)

A man has been charged by detectives investigating the death of a champion boxer in a road crash.

Kevin Sheehy, a 20-year-old Olympic hopeful, died after he was knocked down on the Hyde Road in Limerick in the early hours of Monday.

He died at the scene after being hit by a black SUV in an alleged hit-and-run incident.

A 29-year-old man arrested on Monday was charged on Tuesday night.

He is due to appear before Limerick District Court on Wednesday morning.

An 18-year-old man who was also arrested for questioning about Mr Sheehy’s death was released on Tuesday without charge.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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