Teenager killed in two car collision - driver left the scene on foot

An investigation is under way after a teenage boy was killed in a hit-and-run collision involving two cars last night.
.Emergency services at the scene of tragic accident.Emergency services at the scene of tragic accident
.Emergency services at the scene of tragic accident

The boy, who was in his late teens and a passenger in one of the cars, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The collision happened in Ballymascanlon, Dundalk, at around 9pm.

The driver left the scene of the crash on foot.

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He later presented himself to gardaí in Dundalk and is assisting them with their investigation.

The driver of the second car, a man in his 40s, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda with minor injuries.

A statement from the Gardai this morning said ‘the body of the male passenger, aged in his late teens, remains at the scene at this time’.

The statement added that the road remains closed at this time, and local diversions are in place.

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Gardaí at Dundalk are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this collision to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the Ballymascanlon area from 8p.m. to 9p.m. to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


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