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Teenager killed in early-morning crash 'may have been lying on road'

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Teenager killed in early-morning crash 'may have been lying on road'

GARDAI are investigating the death of a teenager in Co Clare early on Tuesday.

The alarm was raised at around 6.40am when a motorist reported she had collided with something on a country road near Killimer.

The woman stopped her car and returned to the scene, where she found a 15-year-old boy lying injured on the roadside.

It is understood the victim may have been lying on the roadside or suffered a fall before the car collided with him. Gardai and ambulance paramedics rushed to the scene.

The victim was later pronounced dead and his body removed to University Hospital Limerick, where a post-mortem examination will take place this evening.

Gardai will await the results of the post-mortem before they determine the course of their investigation.

It's hoped the autopsy will tell gardai whether the victim died as a result of being struck by the vehicle.

The road at the scene remains closed while a technical examination takes places.

Via Independent.ie