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Single-vehicle incident occurred at around 1am on the Ross Road in Killarney

Jul 7, 2021

A teenager has been killed and another is in a serious condition following a road crash in Co Kerry this morning.
The single-vehicle crash occurred at around 1am on the Ross Road in Killarney.
The driver was aged 14 and died at the scene, while the passenger, another teenager boy, had to be cut from the vehicle, it is understood. He was brought by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry and is being treated for serious injuries.
It is understood the driver may have lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree.
The scene is closed this morning for a technical examination.
Gardaí interacted with the vehicle prior to the crash, so the matter has been referred to the Garda Ombudsman.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
The tragedy was the second fatal crash on Kerry roads overnight.
At about 8pm on Tuesday, gardaí and emergency services attended a collision at Listry Bridge involving a motorcycle and a car.
The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was removed from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry where he later died.
Roads remain closed this morning, and traffic diversions are in place.
Gardaí in Killarney are appealing for witnesses.