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07th Jul 2021

14-year-old boy dies in tragic Kerry car crash

Melissa Carton

The collision occurred at approximately 1.10am this morning.

Gardaí are investigating a fatal, single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the Ross Road in Killarney, Co. Kerry at approximately 1.10am this morning, 7th July 2021.

The driver of the car, a male youth in his teens, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car, also a male youth in his teens, was taken to Kerry University Hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries.

The scene remains closed this morning to allow for a technical examination.

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

This vehicle was subject to interaction with Gardaí prior to the collision. As such the matter has been referred to GSOC.

No further information is available at this time.