Sole survivor of crash transferred

THE sole survivor of last week’s horrific car crash, which claimed the lives of four teenagers, in Co Kerry, has been transferred to Cork University Hospital.

Darragh Jones, 16, of Killeagh, Farranfore, had initially been in Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, but has been moved to Cork for further treatment.

His condition has been described as comfortable by the HSE.

Gardaí will be conducting formal interviews with the youth when his condition improves sufficiently.

Investigations into the accident which occurred about 6km outside Killarney on the Mallow road, on August 25, are continuing.

Three of the teenagers died at the scene after the silver Hyundai Accent in which they were travelling failed to take a gradual bend, at Carrigeen, left the road and collided with a tree.

A fourth died some hours later at Kerry General Hospital.

Gardaí have reported a good response from the public to their appeal for witnesses who may be able to help piece together the movements of the car in the hours preceding the crash.

It is believed the five teenagers had been attending a house party in the Kilcummin area, near Killarney, and that the 10-year-old Hyundai had been on loan from a garage to a youth while his own car was being repaired.

That youth was not travelling in the car at the time of the crash.


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