Gardaí appeal for witnesses after 15-year-old girl dies in road crash

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A POST-mortem examination is to be carried out at University Hospital Limerick on the body of a 15-year-old girl who was killed in a two-car collision yesterday evening (Thursday).

Gardaí in Nenagh appealed for witnesses to the fatal collision which occurred at Rearcross on the Limerick-Tipperary border.

“At approximately 6:45pm, Gardaí and Emergency Services responded to a two-car collision on the R503 at Rearcross. A 15-year-old girl, a passenger in one of the cars, was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later,” a Garda statement read.

“The three other occupants of that car (a male in his 20s, a female in her 20s, and another female in her mid-teens), and the driver of the second car (an adult female) were transported by ambulance to Limerick University Hospital for assessment; their injuries are not deemed life-threatening.

“The deceased has been transferred to the mortuary at Limerick University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.”

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The road was closed to facilitate examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

“Any witnesses are asked to come forward or anyone with camera footage (including dashcam) from the area at the time is requested to provide it to Gardaí.”

Anyone who may be able to assist Gardaí in their investigation into the collision was asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station at 067 50450, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.