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Gardaí investigate single vehicle crash in Adare which claimed life of 16 year-old boy

GARDAÍ at Newcastle West are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Adare which has claimed the life of a 16 year-old boy.

The crash occurred at approximately 3:45 this Sunday morning, November 17, on the N21 at the Newcastle West side of Adare village in the townland of Garraunboy.

A 16 year-old male pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by a car.

The boy’s body remains at the scene and will be removed shortly to Limerick University Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

The male driver, who is in his late 40s, was uninjured.

The scene is currently being preserved and Garda forensic collision investigators will conduct their examination shortly.

The road remains and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí at Newcastle West are appealing for any witnesses to this road traffic collision to come forward, particularly any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069 – 20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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