Teenage boy dies following crash in Co Mayo

It happened on Clare Island, off Westport, at around 1am this morning

Teenage boy dies following crash in Co Mayo

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Updated 15:30

A 13-year-old boy has died following a crash in Co Mayo in the early hours of this morning.

The crash happened at The Quay on Clare Island off Westport at around 1am.

The teenager was fatally injured when the car he was driving hit a ditch.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nobody else was in the car at the time.

The stretch of road has been closed to allow for a technical examination.

Any witnesses to this morning's crash are being asked to contact Westport Garda Station on 098-50230, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.