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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Teenager killed following Kerry car collision

A 14-year-old boy has died and another critically injured following a collision in Kerry.

The single-vehicle collision occurred on the Ross Road in Killarney at approximately 1:10am.

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The teenager, who was the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene while the second teenager, also 14 years old, was taken to University Hospital Kerry.

According to a garda spokesman, the incident has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission as the vehicle was involved in an interaction with gardaí prior to the collision.

A key element to the investigation will be how the teenager acquired the vehicle.

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Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or is in possession of dash-cam footage of the collision, to contact Killarney Garda Station at 064 667 1160 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

A separate collision occurred last night at Listry Bridge, also in Kerry, where a motorcyclist in his 30s was killed.

This collision, involving a motorcycle and a car, occurred between Killarney and Milltown.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead in hospital while it’s understood that the driver of the car was uninjured.

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