Two Teens Killed In Separate Collisions

Two teenagers have been fatally injured during two separate road collisions in Westmeath and County Cork.

In the most recent incident, an 18-year-old male passenger of a car was killed after the car he was traveling in collided with a van about one mile outside Rosscarbery on the Skibbereen Road in County Cork.

The incident occurred at approximately 8pm on Tuesday night.

Gardai in Clonakilty said they are investigating the incident, and that the road is currently closed for technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

Gardai have issued an appeal for witnesses to the collision asking witnesses to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 8821570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Only hours before the fatal crash a 19-year-old male driver and sole occupant of a vehicle was fatally injured after hitting a second vehicle in County Westmeath.

Gardaí said this morning he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar. One of the two occupants of the second vehicle was also taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar with injuries described as not life threatening.

Gardai at Mullingar said they are investigating the collision that occurred on the Athboy to Delvin Road (N51) at approximately 3.20pm yesterday afternoon.

The road is currently closed pending the completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, and diversions have been erected.

Gardai said they wish to appeal for witnesses to this collision also, asking witnesses to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 9384000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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