13-year-old boy dies en-route to hospital following Wicklow crash

The teenager was a passenger in a car that crashed into a ditch

13-year-old boy dies en-route to hospital following Wicklow crash

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A 13-year-old boy has died following a single vehicle crash in Co Wicklow.

The driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

He is scheduled to appear before Bray District Court later today.

The teenager was a passenger in a car that crashed into a ditch near Annamore at 6.40am this morning.

After the collision the boy and the driver of the car began walking along the road towards Roundwood.

They were picked up by a passing car, but the boy's condition deteriorated and he died en-route to Loughlinstown Hospital.

The driver of the car, a man aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and brought to Wicklow garda station.

The Roundwood to Annamoe road has been closed to allow for a forensic examination of the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact gardaí.