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Teen dies in Ross Road accident

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A teenager - believed to be aged 14-years-old - has died following a traffic accident on the Ross Road in the early hours of the morning.

Gardaí are investigating the single vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 1.10am.

The driver of the car, a male, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car, also a male youth in his teens, was taken to Kerry University Hospital (UHK) to receive treatment for serious injuries.

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

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

Meanwhile a man, aged in his 30s, involved in a separate accident at Listry Bridge just hours earlier and rushed to University Hospital Kerry has also died. The road also remains closed this morning to allow for a technical examination.

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Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Marie Moloney, this morning issued her condolences to both families of the victims.

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

"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. We hope and pray that the other passenger in the car will make a full recovery."

Sadly, another fatal accident occurred in our Municipal District last night, she added.

"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. On my own behalf and on behalf of the elected councillors in the Municipal District, I express our solidarity with all those affected by both of these dreadful tragedies."

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

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