Student to face charges after tragic road accident

Ryan Cox who died in a tragic road crash back in January

Ryan Cox who died in a tragic road crash back in January

A student accused of causing the death of a 19-month-old toddler from Mulleek in a tragic road crash in January has appeared in court.

The mother of the toddler, Katriona Cox, was travelling in her Peugeot 307 with her son, Ryan, when it became involved in the fatal collision on the Boa Island Road near Belleek.


The driver of the other car, John Fahy, was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.

Fahy’s Renault Megane had been severely damaged in the car crash while Ms Cox’s car was left virtually unrecognisable.

The death of the toddler left the Belleek community in morning as the family tried to come to terms with Ryan’s death.

Appearing before Enniskillen Magistrates Court wearing a red checked jumper and jeans, 22-year-old Fahy, of Grogagh in Sligo, stood accused of one count of death by dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving.

When asked by the court clerk if he understood the charges, the accused replied, “I do”.

Fahy’s defence solicitor is Reggie Ferguson of Fergusons’ solicitors.

A police investigating officer said she could connect the accused to the charges.


Fahy, who is a student in Jordanstown, is currently on bail in the South with a bail surety of £650.

The case has been adjourned until September 23.

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