Teenager dies following collision with tree in Kerry 1 month ago

Teenager dies following collision with tree in Kerry

Tragic news.

A man has died following a collision in Kerry on Sunday (24 July).


The collision occurred at approximately 2.40pm in the townland of Ballinruddery, on the outskirts of Listowel.

A car collided with a tree that was at the roadside. The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has since been removed from the scene to University Hospital Kerry, where a post-mortem is set to take place at a later date.

The two passengers of the vehicle were also taken to University Hospital Kerry for treatment of their injuries, which are understood to be serious but non-life threatening.


The R555 road was closed in Ballinruddery as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conducted a technical examination of the scene.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.

Any road users who were travelling in the area and who may have camera footage, including from dashcam, is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.