# BREAKING 12-year-old driver dies in Limerick traffic collision

A 12-year-old boy died when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry at Rineroe near Adare this morning.

Shortly before 2am, Gardaí and emergency services were dispatched to the scene of the collision on the N21.

The boy, who was the sole occupant of the car, died at the scene and his body was removed to the morgue at University Hospital Limerick. The coroner has been notified.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s, did not require hospital treatment.

The scene is preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are currently in place on the N21, with city bound traffic being diverted from Adare via Croom.

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Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N21 near Adare area at the time of the collision are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newcastle West Garda Station 069 20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.