The incident took the life of 9-year-old Ronan Wilson

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A man in his 20’s has appeared at Carrick-on-Shannon District court this morning in connection to a hit-and-run.

The incident occurred on Saturday night and nine-year-old Ronan Willson was killed.

23 year old, Serge Kelly with an address of Upper Mullaghmore, County Sligo has been charged with three offences under the Road Traffic Act.

Kelly was charge with the offence of being the driver of a vehicle which was involved in the occurrence of injury to Ronan Wilson and failing to offer said assistance.

He was also charge with failing to stop and with failing to remain at the scene.

When charged, Kelly told Gardaí, “It was wrong and I should have stopped, but I didn’t.”

Gardai agreed to bail on strict conditions.

Mr. Kelly has surrendered his passport and must sign on three times a week at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

He was ordered to have no contact, either directly or indirectly, with any of the prosecution witnesses in the case.

His mobile phone has been seized, but he must provide officers with a contact number within 24 hours.

He was remanded on bail to appear before Ballyshannon District Court on October 20th.