Thursday 29 September 2016

Teenager (18) dies following road collision in Cavan

Published 04/09/2015 | 08:16

Gardai are investigating the incident
Gardai are investigating the incident

An 18-year-old man has died following a road collision in Cavan yesterday evening.

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The single vehicle collision occurred on the R188 Road near Ballyhaise at approximately 5.25pm yesterday evening.

The teenager was fatally injured when the car, in which he was the front seat passenger, collided with a ditch.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Cavan General Hospital.

The driver and a second passenger were also conveyed to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The stretch of road has been closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions were in place this morning.

Gardai are now appealing for witnesses.

Anybody with information can contact Cavan Garda Station on 049 436 8800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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