Four-year-old boy dies in road accident

Two people are being treated in hospital this morning following a road accident which claimed the life of a four-year-old boy.

The crash, which involved a van and a jeep, happened on the N4 Dublin/Sligo road close to Mullingar shortly after 5pm yesterday evening.

The child was fatally injured, his father and a neighbour who were also in the car, were taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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