Thursday 21 June 2018

Boy (14) killed after car he was driving crashes in Donegal

The closed off road where a young man lost his life in a car accident in North Donegal PIC: North West Newspix
The closed off road where a young man lost his life in a car accident in North Donegal PIC: North West Newspix

Stephen Maguire and Ryan Nugent

A young boy has been killed after a car he was driving crashed in Co Donegal.

The young teen, understood to be 14, died after the incident on the Inishowen Peninsula just after 7pm this evening.

Gardai confirmed last night that the teenager was the sole occupant of the vehicle in the collision which took place in Redcastle, Co.Donegal.

The incident is understood to have happened between the towns of Moville and Redcastle close to an area known as Clar.

Fire services, garda and ambulance vehicles rushed to single vehicle collision at Tully Alley shortly before 6pm, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood the teenager was the sole occupant of the car.

The boy is understood to be the eldest of a young family and had just completed second year at Moville Community College.

The boy’s body was taken to the morgue in Letterkenny Hospital.

A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has been launched by Gardai.

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