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Three people have been killed on the country's roads, including two teenagers

Three people have been killed on the country's roads, including two teenagers

Three people have been killed on the country's roads, including two teenagers

Three people have been killed on the country's roads, including two teenagers.

Two 17-year-old youths died after the car they were in crashed into the pillar of a wall at Coolacarney, Ballindangan, Co Wexford, shortly after 3.30am.

There were no other vehicles involved.

Both youths were brought to Wexford General Hospital, but doctors were unable to save them.

The road was closed to allow garda investigators to carry out a forensic examination.

In Slieveawaddra, Ballyduff, Co Kerry, at the same time, gardai found a car on its roof in a field where it had left the road.

The 41-year-old male driver died at the scene. He was the only person in the car and no other vehicles were believed to have been involved.

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His body was taken to Tralee General Hospital.

Road safety chiefs revealed on Sunday that April saw the lowest road crash fatalities on record.

Provisional figures show that nine people lost their lives, the smallest number since records began in 1959.


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