Teenage youth dies in single-vehicle collision in Co Kerry

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Teenage youth dies in single-vehicle collision in Co Kerry

CO KERRY, Ireland – A teenage youth has been killed and another seriously injured in a single-vehicle road traffic collision in County Kerry in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred around 1:10am Wednesday on the Ross Road in Killarney following an earlier interaction with gardai.

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The teenage driver of the car, local Killarney boy Tom Healy, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene. His teenage passenger, also aged fourteen, was taken to Kerry University Hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries.

The scene remained closed throughout the morning to allow for a technical examination.

Garda are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Killarney on 064 6671160 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

As the vehicle was subject to interaction with garda prior to the collision, the matter has been referred to GSOC.

“GSOC would like to ask any potential witnesses to the incident and also anyone that may have captured the incident on CCTV, or dashcam footage, to please contact GSOC at 1890 600 800 or info@gsoc.ie,” a GSOC statement issued Wednesday said.

Gardai say no further information is available at this time.

(File photos).

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