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Wednesday, 21st October 2020

Teenager killed in hit and run accident near Dundalk

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Garda personnel at the scene of last night's fatal crash. Photo: Fran Caffrey, Newsfile.

Gardaí are investigating a fatal hit and run, road traffic collision that occurred in the townland of Ballymascanlon near Dundalk last night Tuesday 20th October, 2020 at approximately 9.00 p.m.

A teenage male passenger in one of the two cars involved was fatally injured.

The driver of this car fled the scene on foot and has since presented himself to Gardaí in Dundalk and is assisting Gardaí in the investigation.

The driver of the second car, a man, aged in his 40s, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda with minor injuries.

The Garda Forensic Collision Investigators were notified and commenced their investigations a short time later.

Gardaí at Dundalk are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this collision to come forward.

They are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the Ballymascanlon area from 8p.m. to 9p.m. to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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