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19 Aug 2022

Teenage driver dies after car collides with roadside tree

A teenage driver has died after colliding with a roadside tree over the weekend. 

Gardaí attended the scene of the fatal collision yesterday (Sunday July 24) in the townland of Ballinruddery near Listowel, Co Kerry. 

The male driver (aged 19) was removed to University Hospital Kerry after being pronounced dead at the scene. 

Two passengers of the vehicle were also taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, which are understood to be serious but non-life threatening. 

The R555 road is currently closed in Ballinruddery as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct a technical examination of the scene.

Local diversions are in place. 

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them, particularly any road users travelling in the area who may have camera (including dash cam) footage. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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