Monday 20 November 2017

Four teenagers killed in Co Kerry road accident

Four teenagers were killed and a fifth left fighting for his life in an early morning car crash in Co Kerry today.

Two brothers, aged 14 and 17, were among the victims when their car crashed into a tree on the main Killarney to Mallow road.

A 15-year-old girl also died at the scene.

A third male was later pronounced dead in Kerry General Hospital, where the sole survivor remains in a critical but stable condition.

All five are understood to be from the local area.

Kerry County Councillor Brendan Cronin said: "It's devastation, absolute horror and devastation.

"My heart goes out to those families.

"We don't know who they are yet, but it's a sad day for those young people."

The four fatalities take the number of people killed on Irish roads so far this year to 137.

Gardai investigating the incident, which happened shortly after 7am on the N72 at Barraduff, appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Press Association

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