Teenager killed after late-night crash involving tractor


A teenage car passenger has been killed and another passenger is seriously injured after a car collided with a tractor in Longford last night.

The fatal collision collision happened at (N4) Cloonart, Bornacoola, Co. Longford at approximately 23.50 last night.

An 18-year-old male was fatally injured when the car he was travelling in, as a front seat passenger, collided with a tractor.

He was brought to Mullingar Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver and other two occupants of the car were also brought to Mullingar Hospital.

Their injuries are described as minor (driver and one other passenger) and serious (one passenger).

There were four male occupants of the car.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and Diversions are in place via Roosky for traffic coming from Sligo, and Newtownforbes for traffic travelling from Dublin. 

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Longford Garda Station on 043-3350570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.