Belfast Telegraph

Boy, 4, killed in road accident

A four-year-old boy has died following a road accident in the Midlands.

The crash involved two vehicles at Ballymorris, Portarlington, Co Laois, last night.

The boy's mother was seriously injured and treated in hospital.

Another child, a seven-year-old boy who was in the car at the time, received minor injuries.

The driver of the second car was arrested at the scene and has since been released without charge.

The road is closed for examination by Garda forensic investigators.

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