Fermanagh car crash baby death trial to begin


A jury of nine men and three women has been selected in the case of a 24-year-old Sligo man accused of causing the death of a toddler in a fatal car crash in Co Fermanagh just over two years ago.

John Fahy from Grogagh Grange in Sligo, is accused of causing the death of 19-month-old Ryan Cox “by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road, namely Boa Island Road, without due care and attention” on January 14, 2013. He also denies causing grievous bodily injury to baby Ryan’s mother, Katriona.

The trial, due to start at Dungannon Crown Court on Thursday, is expected to last a week and a half.

No details surrounding the circumstances of the tragic accident were given to the panel, prior to selection of the jury, save that Mr Fahy, a Queen’s University student, is charged in connection with the fatal crash in which baby Ryan died, and his mother was injured.

In addition to a number of police and medical witnesses, the judge said evidence was also expected from members of the Cox family, and a local GP.