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Teenager dead after fatal north Louth hit and run

Dundalk Garda Station
A view of Dundalk Garda Station, in January 2020. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.

A teenager has been killed in a fatal hit and run that occurred in north Louth on Tuesday evening.

Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating the road traffic collision in Ballymascanlon, north of Dundalk at approximately 9p.m last night.


The teenage male was a passenger in one of the two cars involved in the incident. The body of the male passenger, aged in his late teens, remains at the scene as of 8am this morning.

The driver of the car fled the scene on foot and has since presented himself to Gardaí in Dundalk and Gardai say he is assisting them in the investigation.

The driver of the second car, a man, aged in his 40s, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda with minor injuries.

The Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have been notified and are due to commence their investigations on Wednesday morning. The road remains closed at this time, and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this collision to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the Ballymascanlon area between 8pm. and 9pm to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


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