A community was in mourning last night following the tragic death of a teenage boy in a road traffic accident.
The 17-year-old died after his bicycle collided with a mini-bus in Co Meath. He was travelling on the Golf Links Road, Bettystown at approximately 5pm when the incident occurred.
It's understood he was a fifth year student in a local school. His former GAA club, St Colmcilles, last night paid tribute to the tragic teen. The bus driver, a man in his mid-fifties, was uninjured in the incident.
Local Sinn Fein councillor Eimear Ferguson expressed her condolences to the family.
"It's very sad. I know that he was a fifth year student in Colaiste na hInse," she said.
She said news of the death had only begun spreading in the town last night.
A post mortem will be conducted in the coming days.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on (01) 8010600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.