Teenager dies following car crash in Tipperary

It happened at Boston on the Ballingarry North to Cloughjordan road

Teenager dies following car crash in Tipperary

Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A teenager has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision in Tipperary.

It happened at Boston on the Ballingarry North to Cloughjordan road on Tuesday at around 3.45pm.

The 16-year-old boy was fatally injured when the car, which he was a rear seat passenger in, collided with a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to University Hospital Limerick.

The two other people in the car - a 22-year-old man and 17-year-old girl - were taken to Tullamore Hospital and University Hospital Limerick.

The man is described as being in a serious condition.

This stretch of road was closed for a time to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, and has since re-opened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Nenagh garda station on 067-50-450, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.