Teenage boy dies following tractor crash in Offaly 2 weeks ago

Teenage boy dies following tractor crash in Offaly

The incident occurred on Thursday night.

A teenage boy has died following a fatal road traffic collision that took place in Offaly on Thursday night, 5 May.

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Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to an incident shortly after 11pm after a tractor left the road and entered a deep drain at Black Castle Bog at Clonmore in Rhode.

The driver of the tractor, a male aged in his teens, was fatally injured.

He was later removed from the scene and taken to Tullamore Hospital.

As of Friday morning, the road has been closed off to traffic so that Garda forensic collision investigators may carry out a technical examination.

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Any road users with video footage – including dash-cam – are asked to make this available.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.