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Road tragedy Tributes paid to teenage girl Katelyn Boyle killed in tragic Co Meath car crash

Two other people, including the driver who is in his 20s and a teenage boy, were injured in the single-vehicle road crash

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Gardai have appealed for information following a road crash in Co Meath (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai have appealed for information following a road crash in Co Meath (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai have appealed for information following a road crash in Co Meath (Niall Carson/PA)

Tributes have been paid to a young teenage girl who was killed in a car crash in Co Meath on Thursday. 

Named locally as Katelyn Boyle, the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision on the R154 at Pelletstown in Drumree.

Two other people, including the driver who is in his 20s and a teenage boy, were injured in the single-vehicle road crash which happened just before 5pm.

The driver was rushed to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he was described as being in a serios condition while the second teenager was taken to Connolly Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

One tribute says Katelyn was a “beautiful young girl taken way too soon”.

“You just never know what’s around the corner, life is so so precious! RIP Katelyn.

“So so so sorry to the family, fly high Katelyn. Rest in peace angel , condolences to all her dear ones,” adds another.

Another one reads: “She had an absolute heart of gold and always had me in stitches laughing whenever she came in for the chats.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to have had her in my chair and have painted her beautiful face through the years. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Cllr Tommy Reilly has been quoted as saying: “It is a terrible tragedy. I know the family and they are great people.

“There is massive sadness in the area. It is shock and sadness. Such a young girl with her life ahead of her. It is just awful.”

Cllr Eddie Fennessy added: “Katelyn’s passing is a terrible loss to her family. She was a bright and popular young lady and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. I extend my deepest condolences to the Boyle and Mallon families during this difficult time.”

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