DUBLIN, Ireland - A 17-year old boy has been killed in a head-on collision on Saturday between a car and a van in Dublin.
The crash occurred at around 12:30am Saturday on the westbound lanes of the dual carriageway on the N7 Naas Road, in Clondalkin.
Gardai at Clondalkin are investigating the circumstances of the crash.
The driver and sole occupant of the car, a boy aged 17, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time after the crash. His body has since been removed to the mortuary at Tallaght Hospital.
The occupants of the van, two men, aged forty-five and 36, and a nine-year-old boy were taken by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the crash site and both vehicles involved. The road has since fully reopened to traffic. The Coroner has been notified of the death.
Investigating Garda are appealing for witnesses and in particular to anyone with camera footage to make it available to them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Clondalkin Station 01 6667600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.