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Teenager (16) killed in single vehicle collision named locally, four other teens injured

A 16-year-old boy has been killed and four other teenage boys have been taken to hospital after a single-vehicle collision in Carlow.

Gardai are investigating the collision which occurred near ‘The Nine Stones’ Mount Leinster, Borris, Co Carlow at approximately 5am on Sunday morning.

The 16-year-old boy was fatally injured when the car he was driving struck a wall.

The teenage victim has been named locally as Eamon Kavanagh from Myshall, Co. Carlow.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been taken to Waterford Hospital.

The four other male occupants of the car, all in their late teens, were taken to St Luke’s Hospital and Waterford University Hospital

It’s understood one of the other teenagers in the car managed to raise the alarm and contact emergency services.

One of the teens is believed to be in a serious condition.

The site where the young man crashed is a cattle grid on Mount Leinster.

Conditions last night in this area were described locally as “seriously foggy”.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059 9136620, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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