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28 May 2022

Tragedy in Midlands as teen dies in overnight road crash

Tragedy in Midlands as teen dies in overnight road crash

Tragedy in Midlands as teen dies in overnight road crash

A teenager has died following a road crash in the midlands overnight.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision at Clonmore, Rhode, Co Offaly on Thursday, 5 May, 2022.

Gardaí and Emergency Services were alerted shortly after 11pm after a tractor left the road and entered a deep drain at Black Castle Bog, Clonmore.

The driver of the tractor, a male aged in his teens, was fatally injured. He was removed from the scene to Tullamore Hospital.  

The road will is currently closed at the scene for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators. The local Coroner has been notified. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station 057 932 7600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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