A man being questioned by Gardaí in Co Galway about the death of an elderly woman, who was struck by a teleporter on a farm earlier this year, was reportedly well known to her.

75-year old Chrissie Treacy was killed after the collision with the large agricultural vehicle on the family farm at Boula, on the outskirts of Portumna, Co Galway, last April.

The Irish Independent reports that the suspect was detained by gardaí yesterday following a lengthy investigation that included detailed examination of a number of potential crime scenes that had been preserved on the farm, as well as interviews with witnesses.

The man, who is in his 50s, is still being detained this morning at Loughrea garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The body of the 75-year old victim, who lived alone, was found with horrific injuries on the afternoon of April 27 last after she had been fatally struck by the teleporter.

A Garda forensic team and a State pathologist were called as officers began investigating the circumstances surrounding Ms Treacy's death.

Investigating officers are understood to be close to completing a file on Ms Treacy's death for the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.





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