Two Die In Separate Road Traffic Collisions In Killarney Area

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Gardaí are investigating a fatal, single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the Ross Road in Killarney,  at approximately 1.10am this morning.

It was the second road fatality in the Killarney area in a matter of hours as a motorcyclist lost his life following a road traffic collision at Listry bridge last night.

The driver of the car in the Ross Road collision, a male youth in his teens, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A passenger in the car, also a male youth in his teens, was taken to Kerry University Hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries.

The scene remains closed this morning to allow for a technical examination.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Killarney on 064 6671160 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

The vehicle was subject to interaction with Gardaí prior to the collision. As such the matter has been referred to GSOC.

Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Marie Moloney expressed her sympathies to the families of those who passed away in both collisions.

“I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of the young boy killed on the Ross Road in Killarney last night.

The people of Killarney have been deeply shocked by this dreadful news and it is really the worst possible news to wake up to this morning, not least for the family, neighbours, and friends of those involved.

Sadly, another fatal accident occurred in our Municipal District last night. I want to express my sympathies to the family of the man who lost his life in a collision near Listry and to say how deeply saddened we all are at the news of that incident.”

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