Juvenile boy killed in an overnight road crash in Co Limerick

A 12-year-old boy has been killed in an overnight road crash in Co Limerick.

He was driving a car that was in collision with a lorry on the N21 at Rineroe.

It happened just before 2 am this morning at Rineroe near Adare.

Gardaí says the driver of the car was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Emergency Services were alerted to the crash shortly before 2 am this morning.

His body has been removed to the morgue at Limerick University Hospital and the coroner has been notified.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s, was not seriously injured.

Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses to come forward, in particular, road users who may have camera or dash-cam footage and were traveling on the N21 near the Adare area at the time of the collision.

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

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