Boy (13) dies after car he was driving hit a ditch; Gardaí investigating

Boy (13) dies after car he was driving hit a ditch; Gardaí investigating

Update 5pm: Gardaí are investigating after a 13-year old boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Clare Island early this morning.

It happened at around 1am after a car hit a ditch at The Quay on the Co Mayo island.

The stretch of road where the incident occurred was closed for examination.

The teenager is believed to have been visiting the island to attend a funeral service.

It comes as the RSA issues a warning to road users this August Bank Holiday weekend, saying Sundays are one of the most dangerous days of the week on Irish roads.

They are asking people heading out tonight to slow down and keep within the speed limit at all times.

Earlier: Teenager dies after car hits ditch in Co Mayo

A teenager has died in a car accident in Co. Mayo.

The collision happened at The Quay in Clare Island, Westport, at around 1am this morning.

A male teenager was killed when the car he was driving collided with a ditch.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road at the scene has been closed for a forensic examination and diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Westport Garda Station on 098-50230 The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

- Digital Desk

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