Teenager dies in Ballymote Crash


A teenager has died following a crash in Ballymote.


Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the fatal road traffic collision that occurred at around 11.40 am this morning.

The collision,  between a van and a car, happened on the Ballymote to Tubbercurry Road.


The male driver (aged in his late teens) was pronounced deceased at the scene. His body was removed to the mortuary at Sligo University Hospital, where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

The driver of the van a man in his 60’s was uninjured.

A technical examination of the scene was carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road has reopened.

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

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and who were traveling in the area at the time, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ballymote Garda Station on 071 918 9500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.