Teenager dies after being hit by lorry in Co Mayo

The accident happened on the Neale to Cong road shortly before 5pm on Tuesday
Teenager dies after being hit by lorry in Co Mayo

By Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA

A teenage boy has died after being hit by a lorry in Co Mayo.

The accident took place on the Neale to Cong road shortly before 5pm on Tuesday.

The teenager, a pedestrian, was fatally injured, gardaí said.

His body has been taken to Mayo University Hospital where a postmortem examination will take place.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured, gardaí said.

Diversions have been put in place as the road was closed for investigation.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses, particularly those on the road between 4pm and 5pm who may have camera footage, including dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 937 2080, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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