Saturday 14 December 2019

Young man (18) killed after car leaves road and collides with wall

Gardai are investigating the collision
Gardai are investigating the collision

Caroline Crawford

One teenager has died and another was hospitalised after their car left the road and hit a wall this afternoon.

The 18-year-old man was killed in the single vehicle collision at Tarmon, Blacksod Co Mayo at 5.40pm today. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger who is described as being in his late teens was airlifted to Mayo General Hospital. His injuries have been described as non life threatening.

No other person was involved in the incident.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact them.

The road will remain closed overnight to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. It is expected to reopen in the morning.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Belmullet Garda Station on 097-81910, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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