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Man arrested and quizzed over fatal hit and run in Co Mayo released without charge as victim named and pictured

Man arrested and quizzed over fatal hit and run in Co Mayo released without charge as victim named and pictured.

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A MAN who was arrested and held for questioning connected with a fatal hit and run collision in Castlebar, Co Mayo, has been released without charge.

A file is to be submitted for the DPP on the incident which claimed the life of a 45-year-old Latvian national.

Man arrested and quizzed over fatal hit and run in Co Mayo released without charge as victim named and pictured
Deniss Prosvirnevs died from injuries sustained in the incident.
Man arrested and quizzed over fatal hit and run in Co Mayo released without charge as victim named and pictured
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Mr. Prosvirnevs was found critically injured at Humbert Way in Castlebar[/caption]

Construction worker, Deniss Prosvirnevs of Spencer Street, Castlebar, was rushed to Mayo General Hospital after being found in a critically injured state at Humbert Way, Castlebar, shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

He died in hospital in the early hours of Thursday.

On Friday night, a man in his 30’s was arrested in Castlebar and held for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He was released from custody last night Saturday.

Gardai, who have confirmed the release, say a file will be prepared for the DPP, and their investigations are ongoing.

Relatives of Mr. Prosinevs arrived in Castlebar yesterday to arrange for the remains’ repatriation, which is to be cremated.

According to his funeral notice, Mr. Prosinevs had been employed in the Co. Mayo area for several years and was a “skilled construction worker.”

“His loving family will sadly miss him in both Ireland and Latvia,” the death notice continued.

A Russian Orthodox funeral service has been arranged for the Kilcoyne Funeral Home, Castlebar, at 2.30 p.m. today (Sunday) with “farewell” at 3 p.m.

A fundraising campaign has been organized to help pay for the funeral costs. Donations in his memory may be made to Candle of Grace Charity c/o Kilcoyne Funeral Home,